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Hurricane Olivia forecast to enter Hawaiian waters next week

Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east early next week, but it is too soon to determine the exact location and magnitude of any impacts.

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Gov. Ige asks for Presidential disaster declaration for impacts from Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has asked the President of the United States to declare a major disaster for the State of Hawai‘i as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Lane. This includes floods and wildfires that occurred as a result of the hurricane, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2018.

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Hurricane Olivia’s forecast track aims for Hawaii

The confidence in the track forecast is high. Olivia is fully embedded within the easterly flow south of a subtropical high. Olivia is currently a category 3 hurricane and still far from Hawaii.

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Category 2 Hurricane Norman forces closing of beach parks due to high surf

Large and potentially dangerous surf from Hurricane Norman is expected along north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island through at least tonight.

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Major Hurricane Norman forecast to pass north of Hawaii bringing dangerous surf

A large swell from Hurricane Norman will continue to rise, and peak Thursday, along east facing shores of Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. All county beach parks on the north and east side will be closed Thursday.

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Hurricane Norman enters the Central Pacific, forecast to pass north of Hawaii

Norman continues to move toward the west, and the forward motion has slowed to 12 knots. On Wednesday, Norman will begin a turn toward the northwest as it enters a break in the ridge.

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Hurricane Norman forecast for gradual weakening as it moves west

Norman is forecast to move over marginally warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and into a drier mid-level environment during the next couple of day, weakening is anticipated to be gradual through mid-week.

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Hurricane Norman heading for the Central Pacific

Norman is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.

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Hurricanes Miriam and Norman forecast to weaken

Miriam expected to drop below hurricane strength late today or tonight, and become a post-tropical remnant low Sunday or Sunday night.

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Hurricane Lane damage assessment teams seeking those who need assistance

The American Red Cross, Hawaii County Civil Defense, State and Federal agencies continued their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the recent heavy rains, please call Civil Defense for a damage assessment at 808-935-0031. Teams led by VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) are also available to help clean up […]

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Salvation Army’s Hilo thrift store flood damaged by Hurricane Lane

When managers of The Salvation Army’s Hilo Thrift Store returned to re-open the store on Monday, Aug. 27, following a closure for Hurricane Lane, they found portions of the store heavily damaged by water. Sometime between when the store closed on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Monday morning Aug. 27, portions

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Hurricane Miriam forecast to turn north later today

At 11 a.m. HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 15.7 North, longitude 141.6 West about 930 miles (1,495 km) east-southeast from Hilo. A turn toward the north is expected later today.

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Hurricane Miriam enters the Central Pacific

At 5 p.m. HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 140.6 West about 1,025 miles (1,650 km) east-southeast from Hilo. Miriam is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected tonight.

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Eleven Alala birds in the wild doing fine after Hurricane Lane

In their forest home in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on Hawai‘i Island, eleven ʻAlalā (native Hawaiian crows) appear to have little difficulty following several days of heavy rains generated by Hurricane Lane. The critically endangered birds, the first to have been successfully released into the wild from conservation breeding facilities last fall, are […]

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