Douglas Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management Partners

Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Featured, Information and News Releases, News Stories

HONOLULU — Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners continued coordination efforts with the National Weather Service (NWS) for Hurricane Douglas. Coordination efforts included a briefing from NWS on expected impacts, the track of Douglas, and discussion of current and planned actions by the local and state emergency management agencies.

The NWS said as of 11:00 a.m. HST Friday, the center of Douglas, which is measuring as a Category 3 Hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 120 mph), is 985 miles east-southeast of Honolulu moving west-northwest at 18 mph. The islands of Hawai’i and Maui County including Maui, Molokai and Kahoolawe are currently under a Hurricane Watch.

Douglas is expected to approach the Hawaiian Islands on Saturday night or early Sunday with  hurricane conditions. It is expected to pass through or near the island chain as a strong tropical storm Sunday and Monday.

Hawai’i residents and visitors are asked to take the following precautions:

  • Continue to follow local reports for the latest information on Douglas
  • Be aware of flood safety recommendations, tips can be found at floodsmart.gov
  • Listen to ocean safety officials and exercise caution if entering the water as high surf messages are issued

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