Accessed on 10 September 2018, 1530 UTC, Post #17613.
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has posted a tropical storm watch for most of the state as Hurricane Olivia closes in on Hawaii Island. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving toward the west at 12 mph. We can expect Olivia’s fringe winds and rain to begin sometime Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.
According to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, Governor David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation covering the entire state:
“Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a tropical storm, as predicted, Hawaii is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state.”
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will issue bulletins and advisories via local radio stations, SMS posts, the social media. Also, you can call the National Weather Service (Hilo) for updated information. The number is 935-8555.
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