Hurricane Warning Issued, Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management PartnersPosted on Jul 25, 2020 in Featured, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
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July 25, 2020
Hurricane Warning Issued, Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management Partners
HONOLULU — A Hurricane Warning has been issued for O’ahu as Hurricane Douglas continues to move west-northwest towards Hawai’i. A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch is in effect for Hawai’i and Maui County, and Kaua’i remains under a Tropical Storm Watch. According to the NWS, as of 11:00 a.m. HST Saturday, Hurricane Douglas has maximum sustained winds near 90 mph with higher gusts. It’s expected to weaken throughout the weekend and will near the Hawaiian Islands Saturday night before moving over other parts of the state Sunday and Monday.
Hurricane Douglas is expected to generate heavy rainfall and large swells. 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
Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners are continuing coordination efforts with the National Weather Service (NWS) for Hurricane Douglas. This includes 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.
For the latest information from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) please go to:
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Public Information Officer