West Hawaii News, 08 August 2018

Accessed on 08 August 2018, 0133 UTC, Post #17389.



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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Keauhou Ranch fire grows to 1,500 acres

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK – The uncontained brushfire that originated in Keauhou Ranch on Sunday has been exacerbated by dry, windy conditions and grew to 1,495 acres overnight.

Hector still category 4; 495 miles southeast of Hilo

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service said as of 8 a.m. today the center of Hector, which is still measuring as a Category 4 Hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 113-136 mph), is 495 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawaii County. Note:  See current report on the right hand sidebar for Hurricane Hector information.  The storm should pass near South Point sometime this evening.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts