Hurricane Olivia Update, Sunday, 09 September 2018

Accessed on 09 September 2018, 2347 UTC, Post #17612.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the latest information about Hurricane Olivia, which will impact Hawaii Island between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

“This is a Civil Defense Hurricane Olivia update for Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 in the morning.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5:00 am, Hurricane Olivia is a Category 1 hurricane, 735 miles ENE of Hilo with sustained winds of 75 mph, moving W at 16 mph.

It is still too early to know what effects this hurricane will have on Hawaii Island. There are no warnings or advisories in effect at this time.

The County will not be distributing sandbags until active flooding occurs. Please take the necessary precautions to prepare your property if you live in a flood prone area, and secure your vessels in harbors. This is also a good time to make sure your emergency plans are updated.

More information on hurricane preparedness can be found here:

Civil Defense is monitoring the storm and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

Thank you and have a safe day. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts