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Mayor thanks FEMA for Kilauea Eruption and Hurricane Lane recovery efforts

Mayor Harry Kim expressed deep gratitude on Thursday morning to Mr. Bern Ruiz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their tremendous help with the eruption and hurricane emergencies on Hawai’i Island. Mr. Ruiz, the Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region IX, made a special visit to notify the Mayor that a Presidential Disaster Declaration […]

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Gov. Ige secures Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to address the impacts of Hurricane Lane has been granted. The disaster declaration covers floods, wildfires and other disasters that occurred because of the hurricane between Aug. 22-29, 2018.

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Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island is discontinued

All schools and roadways are open on Hawaii Island.

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County sets-up piles of sand on Hawaii Island so residents can make their own sandbags

Due to the high volume of requests for sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Olivia, Hawaii County Public Works has delivered piles of sand to multiple locations throughout Hawaii Island. Beginning at 10 a.m. this morning, residents can go to any of these locations to fill their own sandbags. Please note that shovels and sandbags […]

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Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect as Olivia nears Hawaii, residents should be prepared

Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in some areas, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible, especially in higher terrain.

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Olivia moves toward islands

As Hurricane Olivia heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans, going through pre-storm checklists, and readying crews to respond. The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Olivia, which is expected to weaken to a tropical storm but still has the potential to cause major damage. Forecasts show that […]

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GOES-West Infrared enhanced rainbow image of Hurricane Olivia moving west towards Hawaii Monday, September 10, 2018. Image via NOAA

State parks to close at 12 noon Tuesday (Sept 11) in East Hawaii as Olivia approaches

All Hawai‘i island and Maui Nui lands under the jurisdiction of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) are closing at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The closures are in advance of Hurricane Olivia which is approaching Hawai‘i now. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case explained, “This is standard operating procedure for our publicly accessible […]

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Hawaiian Airlines offers travel waivers due to Tropical Storm Olivia

For our guests who may be concerned about upcoming travel and are holding tickets for Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights departing to/from/within/via the State of Hawaii (LIH/HNL/OGG/JHM/MKK/LNY/ITO/KOA), from September 11, 2018 through September 13, 2018, Hawaiian Airlines, effective immediately, is offering the following one-time waivers:

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Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Olivia closes in on Hawaii, significant rainfall is forecast

Tropical storm conditions are expected over Maui County and the Big Island starting late Tuesday or Tuesday night. Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 15 inches. Isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches are possible, especially over windward sections of Maui County and Hawaii Island.

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Tropical Cyclone Olivia closes in on Hawaii Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018. Image via NOAA

Gov. Ige signs an emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone Olivia

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a Tropical Storm, as predicted, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive […]

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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reminds Hawaii residents to be prepared for Olivia

As Tropical Cyclone Olivia approaches Hawaii from the east—the fourth in a line of storms that have moved through the Central Pacific in recent weeks—The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding Hawaii residents not to be complacent, but to prepare for what could be a major natural disaster affecting the entire state.

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Olivia headed for Hawaii, Tropical Storm Watch issued, residents should prepare for wind and rain

Hawaii should prepare for Impacts which could include intense flooding rainfall, damaging winds, large and dangerous surf, and storm surge.

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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard sets commercial port conditions to WHISKEY as Hurricane Olivia approaches

During Port heavy weather condition WHISKEY, gale force winds 39 mph are predicted to arrive within 72 hours. Ports Status is open to all commercial and recreational traffic. The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio, and the Internet. Boaters can track its progress on VHF radio channel […]

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Olivia on track for Hawaii, residents should prepare

Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east on Tuesday, and pass close to or over the Islands on Wednesday. It is too soon to determine the exact location and magnitude of any impacts.

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