Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Gov. Ige signs an emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone Olivia

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Kim Reese | 10 September, 2018, 11:42

Hurricane Olivia, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's advisory issued at 11 a.m. ET Sunday, is approaching Hawaii with maximum sustained winds near 80 miles per hour and is expected to remain at hurricane strength through Monday evening.

On the forecast track, Olivia will be approaching the main Hawaiian Islands later Tuesday and Tuesday night.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5 a.m., Hurricane Olivia is a Category 1 hurricane, 735 miles ENE of Hilo with sustained winds of 75 mph, moving west at 16 mph. First, Hurricane Florence was last observed as a strong Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 miles per hour and a minimum pressure of 974 millibars.

The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Florence, and two tropical storms, Helene and Isaac.

NC Governor Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Florence
The storm was centered about 905 miles (1,457 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 8 mph (13 kph). "While it's still too early to know the storm's path, we know we have to be prepared", Cooper said in a new release.

The storm's current motion is expected to continue with some slowing in forward speed through Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles, according to the NHC. We'll keep an eye on those 2 other hurricanes in the days to come.

The storm was downgraded to a Category 3 this morning, but in its latest warning, the National Weather Service said it was again a category four, with winds as high as 200kph at its centre.

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. "We've already had multiple very intense hurricanes out in the central pacific by Hawaii", he says. Hurricane Lane dropped more than 50 inches of rain across the Big Island last month. Hurricane Isaac is now located 1,305 miles west of the Windward Islands with sustained wind speeds of 75 mph.

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