Officials cautiously optimistic about Olivia, 11 September 2018

Accessed on 12 September 2018, 0115 UTC, Post #17625.


Reporter:  John Burnett.

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According to reporter John Burnett of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, Hawaii County Civil Defense personnel remain “cautiously optimistic” that Tropical Storm Olivia will further weaken before it crosses Hawaii Island this evening or early Wednesday morning.

“Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves over the main Hawaiian Islands. The center of the storm is expected make landfall or its closest contact with either Maui or the Big Island either late tonight or early Wednesday morning.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Big Island as does a flash flood watch. A high surf warning remains in effect for east-facing shores.”

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Russ Roberts