Hurricane Hector Information, 06 August 2018

Accessed on 07 August 2018, 0426 UTC, Post #17380.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Hurricane Hector is moving rapidly toward Hawaii Island, where a tropical storm watch has been declared by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Here is current information about Hurricane Hector from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Monday, August 6 at 5:00 in the evening.

As of 5:00 pm Monday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 735 miles ESE of Hilo at latitude 15.7 N and longitude 144.7 W, moving in a WNW direction at a speed of approximately 16 miles per hour. Strongest sustained winds are estimated at 155 miles per hour with higher gusts. Be aware that hurricanes are erratic and can change speed, direction, and intensity quickly.

Due to the position, strength, and movement of Hurricane Hector, the following advisories have been issues by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

  • The County of Hawaii is under a tropical storm watch. A tropical storm watch means damaging winds, damaging surf, and flooding rains are possible within the next 48 hours.

The following public safety measures and recommendations are now in effect:

  • Secure large objects in your yard and prepare your house for strong winds.
  • Secure all boats and aircraft.

There are no evacuations at this time.

All roads are currently open. Whittington, Punaluu, and Milolii Beach Parks will be closed after tonight. All pavilion and camping permits for these three parks have been cancelled from TuesdayFriday.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts