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TRAVEL ADVISORY: Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011, 1:54 PM HST
* Updated August 26, 3:57 PM
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Hurrican Irene. Photo courtesy of National Hurricane Center.By Sonia Isotov

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irene on air travel, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) has issued a travel advisory regarding the potential impact of Hurricane Irene on travel through the continental US this weekend.

The photo [left] shows the tropical storm force win probabilities for Hurricane Irene for the 120 hours (5 day) period from 2 p.m. EDT Friday August 26 to 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday August 31.

The HTA is recommending that all east bound visitors scheduled to return to or travel through the continental US this weekend to contact their airlines or travel agent to reconfirm flights prior to departing for the airport. Visitors are advised to work directly with hotels should flight delays occur and a need to extend your stay is expected.

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