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Wind advisory issued for Hawaii

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for all Hawaiian Islands until 6 a.m. Monday (Sept 28).

Winds generated by Tropical Storm Niala and a high pressure area north of the state will produce gusty and locally windy conditions across all island through tonight. The strongest winds will occur over and around the slopes. If the strong winds continue the advisory may be extended through later Monday.

Winds are forecast to be in the 20-30 mph range with gusts up to 50 mph.

The strong winds can send trees, branches and other objects into roadways, power lines and/or equipment. Winds this strong can damage roofs and cause flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down. These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. The winds can also forcefully swing doors open or shut so use caution when opening or closing vehicle doors.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

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