Tropical Storm

This is Hawaii County Civil Defense with a Tropical Storm update for Thursday, August 1, at 6 in the evening.  As of 5:00 pm Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Erick was approximately 285 miles S of Hilo at latitude 15.9 N and longitude 154.5 W, moving in a WNW direction at a speed of […]

September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 9:30am The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Olivia continues to dissipate as it moves west across Maui. Although the tropical storm threat has passed, Hawaii Island remains under a Flash Flood Watch and isolated heavy rain and thunderstorms could still occur. A High Surf Advisory is also in effect […]

 9/11/18 3:45PM The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 2:00 pm, Tropical Storm Olivia is located 135 miles NE of Hilo, with sustained winds of 55 mph, moving WSW at 21 mph.  The National Weather Service forecasts increasing wind speeds throughout the afternoon and overnight, particularly for the northern half of Hawaii Island. Due […]

 Piles Near You: Bring Your Own Bags & Shovels  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 10:00 am this morning, residents can go to any of these locations to fill […]

9/11/2018 6am The National Weather Service forecasts Tropical Storm Olivia to continue slowly weakening. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5:00 am, Tropical Storm Olivia is located 300 miles East North East of Hilo, with sustained winds of 65 MPH. Due to Tropical Storm Olivia, the following are in effect: The Department […]

Monday 9/10/18 6:30PM The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5:00 pm, Hurricane Olivia has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, located 380 miles ENE of Hilo with sustained winds of 70 mph, moving W at 10 mph. Olivia is now a high-end tropical storm and is expected to bringstrong winds, heavy rainfall, […]


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