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Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory for Hawaii Island

An approaching upper-level disturbance will further destabilize the air mass, with abundant low-level moisture already in place. Slow-moving and persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms will bring the threat of flash flooding.

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Flood advisories extended for Hawaii Island Thursday (Sept 13)

At 12:31 p.m., radar and rain gages showed moderate to heavy rainfall continuing across the eastern slopes of the Big Island. Rainfall has also spread into the Ka‘u District as far as Naalehu. The highest rain rates were about one inch per hour. This rainfall is expected to continue into the afternoon.

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

Coast Guard reopens ports in Hawaii, Kauai Counties as Olivia progresses

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Hawaii and Kauai Counties as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. Honolulu and Maui County port re-openings are dependent on the passage of Tropical Storm Olivia and assessments of any storm impacts. “One of the Coast Guard’s top priorities is the safety of life,” said Capt. […]

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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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Hawaii Dept. of Transportation preps for Tropical Storm Olivia

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is informing the public of preparations it is taking in advance of possible weather impacts from Tropical Storm Olivia and encourages travelers to take the following actions:

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

Coast Guard sets Kawaihae and Hilo Harbors to port condition ZULU

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for the Hawaii and Maui, Honolulu County ports as of 8 a.m. Kauai County is expected to follow to port condition Zulu at 12 noon. All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and […]

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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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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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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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