Hurricane Hector Update 8/7/18 7:00PM

Hurricane Hector Update 8/7/18 7:00PM
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This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Monday, August 7 at 7:30 in the evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the island of Hawaii. A tropical storm warning is issued when there is a high probability of tropical storm force winds expected anytime within the next 36 hours.

As of 5:00 pm Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 370 miles ESE of South Point at latitude 16.6 N and longitude 150.7 W, moving west at approximately 16 mph. Strongest sustained winds are estimated at 130 mph.

The following advisories have been issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

  1. Tropical storm force winds up to 73 mph are possible for the east and southeast sections of Hawaii Island, especially for the areas around South Point.
  2. High winds gusts are forecast through Wednesday and will affect the entire island, especially downslope areas.
  3. High Surf Warning up to 15 ft for east and southeast facing shores until 6:00 pm Wednesday.

The following public safety measures and recommendations are now in effect:

  • High winds can cause extremely dangerous conditions due to flying debris, downed power lines, and blocked roads. These hazards can occur without advance warning.
  • Be prepared for interruptions to utilities, including power outages.
  • Secure loose objects in your yard and prepare your house for strong winds.
  • Residents along the affected shores should be alert for high and dangerous surf conditions.
  • It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an emergency.
  • If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large trees, a manufactured home, or on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong winds or flooding.
  • More information on hurricane preparedness can be found here: http://records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/1/doc/88600/Page1.aspx

The following beach and road closures are in effect:

  • Whittington, Punaluu, and Milolii Beach Parks are closed. All pavilion and camping permits for these three parks have been cancelled through Friday.
  • South Point Road from the Kamaoa Road junction to South Point is open to local resident traffic only.
  • Early voting sites at the Pahoa Community Center and the Pahala Community Center will be closed Wednesday, August 8.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 


A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Tuesday, August 7 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

As of 11:30 am Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 450 miles ESE of Hilo at latitude 16.4 N and longitude 149.1 W, moving west at approximately 16 miles per hour. Strongest sustained winds are estimated at 130 miles per hour with gusts up to 150 miles per hour.

High winds and high surf are expected tonight through Wednesday.

The following advisories have been issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

  • The County of Hawaii is under a Tropical Storm Watch. A tropical storm watch means damaging winds, damaging surf, and flooding rains are possible anytime within the next 48 hours.
  • As of 12 noon, a High Surf Warning is issued for east and southeast facing shores.

The following public safety measures and recommendations are now in effect:

  • Complete preparations before nightfall.
  • Secure loose objects in your yard and prepare your house for strong winds.
  • Boat owners should take measures to secure their vessels until the danger passes.
  • Oceanfront residents are urged to be on alert for high and dangerous surf conditions.
  • Be prepared as conditions can change rapidly!
  • More information on hurricane preparedness can be found here: http://records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/1/doc/88600/Page1.aspx

Whittington, Punaluu, and Milolii Beach Parks are closed. All pavilion and camping permits for these three parks have been cancelled through Friday.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Monday, August 6 at 5:00 in the evening.

As of 5:00 pm Monday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 735 miles ESE of Hilo at latitude 15.7 N and longitude 144.7 W, moving in a WNW direction at a speed of approximately 16 miles per hour. Strongest sustained winds are estimated at 155 miles per hour with higher gusts. Be aware that hurricanes are erratic and can change speed, direction, and intensity quickly.

Due to the position, strength, and movement of Hurricane Hector, the following advisories have been issues by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

  • The County of Hawaii is under a tropical storm watch. A tropical storm watch means damaging winds, damaging surf, and flooding rains are possible within the next 48 hours.

The following public safety measures and recommendations are now in effect:

  • Secure large objects in your yard and prepare your house for strong winds.
  • Secure all boats and aircraft.

There are no evacuations at this time.

All roads are currently open. Whittington, Punaluu, and Milolii Beach Parks will be closed after tonight. All pavilion and camping permits for these three parks have been canceled from Tuesday-Friday.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.