Accessed on 09 August 2019, 0231 UTC, Post #17392.
Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
Here’s the current Hurricane Hector update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
This is a Civil Defense Hurricane Hector update for Wednesday, August 8 at 12:00 noon.
As of 10:00 am, Hurricane Hector was located approximately 220 miles south of Hilo. Hurricane Hector is located at latitude 16.5 N and longitude 155.0 W and moving west at 16 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph. If Hector continues on this track, it is forecast to pass south of Hawaii Island later today.
Due to the location and strength of Hector, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island. All field reports indicate there are no problems occurring due to surf, winds, and rain.
Due to the location of Hurricane Hector, the following advisories have been issued:
- High Surf Warning remains in effect for the southeast shores of Ka`u and Puna.
- Southwest coast of the island (Ka`u to Kona) may experience elevated surf up to 7 ft.
For your additional information:
- Police and road crews report that all roads and highways are open. The following parks will remain closed until all danger has passed: Punalu`u, Whittington, and Miloli`i.
- Elections Division reports the Pahoa and Pahala early voting stations are closed today.
- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Community Center is closed today.
Thank you for listening. Have a safe day.
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