Residents and visitors advised to continue storm preparedness efforts

MEDIA RELEASE

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) continues to work with emergency management and civil defense partners to monitor potential impacts from Hurricane Hector. Hector is about 360 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. Hector is expected to pass within 100 to 150 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Hawaii County.

Surf along east facing shores is building and is expected to peak tonight and into early Wednesday at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island and 6 to 10 feet for Maui County.

Safety and preparedness recommendations from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency include: