Tropical Storm Olivia Update, 11 September 2018

Accessed on 12 September 2018, 0546 UTC, Post #17630.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the latest situation report for Tropical Storm Olivia from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“Tropical Storm Olivia Update Tuesday 9/11/18 7PM



7:19 PM (24 minutes ago)

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A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Tropical Storm Olivia update for Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 in the evening.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5:00 pm, Tropical Storm Olivia is located 100 miles NE of Hilo, with sustained winds of 50 mph, moving W at 15 mph.  The National Weather Service forecasts strong winds throughout the evening and overnight, especially for the northern half of Hawaii Island. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding is also possible.

Due to the Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island, the following advisories are in effect:

  • A high probability of tropical storm force winds are expected anytime.
  • High Surf Warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island, from Cape Kumukahi to Upolu Point.
  • Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown!

For your additional information:

  • The American Red Cross and the Department of Parks and Recreation have opened an emergency shelter at the Waimea Community Center. This shelter is for your convenience; there is no mandatory evacuation at this time. If you choose to evacuate to a shelter, food and bedding are not provided.
  • Spencer, Mahukona, Kapaa, Keokea, and Laupahoehoe Point Beach Parks are closed until further notice.
  • The Department of Education reports that all schools on Hawaii Island will be open tomorrow.
  • The Hawaii Police Department reports that all roads are open at this time.
  • Be aware that park and roadway closures may occur without notice.

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 evening. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

Out of safety concerns for landslides and flooding along the Hamakua Coast, there will be no classes Wednesday for the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School in Laupahoehoe.  Classes will resume Thursday morning.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts