The Latest from County Civil Defense re Iselle

Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 5:01 PM
Subject: Hurricane Warning Information Update

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a civil defense message.

This is a Hurricane Warning information update for Wednesday August 6th at 4:30 PM.

The National Weather Service Hurricane Warning for the Island of Hawaii remains in effect. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions can be expected within the next 36 hours. The hurricane conditions will include high surf and surge along all coastal areas, heavy rains and possible thunder showers that may present with flood conditions, and sustained storm force winds of over 75 mph and higher gusts. Hurricane Iselle continues to be monitored and is currently located approximately 550 miles east southeast of Hilo and moving west northwest at 16 miles per hour. Although Hurricane Iselle had previously shown signs of weakening current assessment show the system is maintaining hurricane force conditions. Hurricane Iselle will continue to be monitored and additional updates will be broadcasted as information is made available. Residents in coastal areas and areas prone to surf and surge impact are advised to take precautions. All residents are encouraged to use current favorable weather and this time to prepare and to secure all property before the affects to the hurricane begin.

The department of Education reports that all Hawaii Island Schools will be closed tomorrow Thursday August 7 and Friday August 8th.

In addition, all beach parks will be closed effective tonight and remain closed until conditions improve and it is safe to reopen.

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