Security zone begins Friday for annual Obama visit
In anticipation of President Obama and the First Family's annual holiday visit to Hawaii, the Coast Guard has released an outline of how security measures surrounding the Obamas' Oahu getaway will impact Kailua.
Much of the security measures are similar to those of years past.
Coast Guard, Federal and local law enforcement agencies will enforce the temporary security zone in the streets and waters of Kailua Bay. Most of those measures are located in the northern part of the bay.
The security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5, 2014.
The maritime security zone includes a portion of Kailua Bay, beginning at Kapoho Point and extending westward to the shoreline near Kailuana Loop. The zone also includes the adjacent canal beginning near Kapoho Point to a point extending approximately 150 yards south of the North Kalaheo Avenue Road Bridge.
A marker will be placed on Kailua Beach, a yellow buoy will be placed on the water and an orange boom will be placed in the canal for visual references of the zone.
In addition, road closures will be necessary for the President's traveling motorcade during that time.
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