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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 5 p.m. HST Saturday, August 29, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Ignacio is a category four hurricane, tropical storm watch for Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a major hurricane. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii Island and Maui County, tropical storm conditions are possible starting Sunday night (Aug 30).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island.

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday.

Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping across beaches, coastal benches and lava flows creating the potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure including roadways.

High surf warning for Hawaii Island until Tuesday (Sept 1)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island. Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday. Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping […]

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Monthly Civil Defense siren test cancelled for Tuesday (Sept 1)

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) has cancelled the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This cancellation is to avoid confusion as Hurricane Ignacio moves by the Hawaiian Islands.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

High surf advisory for Hawaii Island, may reach warning levels later

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

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Umauma Bridge construction. July 12, 2015. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of August 29-September 4, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Jardine Road and Old Mamalahoa Highway in the vicinity of Kaawalii […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Friday, August 28, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to track near Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a category one hurricane and may strength further over the next day or so followed by weakening which is expected to begin Sunday.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies prepare for Hurricane Ignacio

With significant rainfall and thunderstorms expected from Hurricane Ignacio, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have activated our emergency response plans and have been making preparations to quickly respond to customer outages and other potential impacts to our systems.

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Hawaii Red Cross prepares for Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

The Hawaii Red Cross has been working throughout the week calling down hundreds of volunteers in preparation for Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena. The Red Cross is watching the situation closely and working with local and state officials, ready to respond as needed.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 8 a.m. HST Friay, August 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Emergency proclamation signed by Gov Ige for arrival of Hurricane Ignacio

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state.

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The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

Police to hold Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting Thursday (Sept 3)

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3. The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

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Dolores Borja-Valle, aka "Lolo"

Police release photos of murdered Kona man and his truck

Hawaiʻi Island police have released a photo of a man whose body was found August 9 in Captain Cook. The victim, 69-year-old Dolores Borja Valle of Hōlualoa, was also known as “Lolo.” An autopsy determined that he died from sharp and blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. […]

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