NEWS RELEASE: Hector Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management Partners

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Featured, Information and News Releases, News Storys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2018

Hector Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management Partners

HONOLULU — Hawaii 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 Hector. Coordination efforts included a briefing from NWS on expected impacts and track of Hector and discussion of current and planned actions by the local and state emergency management agencies.

The NWS said as of 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, the center of Hector, which is still measuring as a Category 4 Hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 113 – 136 mph), is 495 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawaii County.

Surf along east facing shores is already building and will peak later today and tonight, at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island and 6 – 10 feet for Maui County. Hector is expected to pass approximately 165 miles south on Wednesday,

Hawaii residents and visitors are asked to take the following precautions:
• Continue to follow local reports for the latest information on Hector
• 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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Media Contact:
Arlina Agbayani
Public Relations Officer
808-620-5423
hawaiiema@hawaii.gov