Barbara Weakening, Residents Urged to Remain Vigilant

July 6, 2019, 2:03 PM HST · Updated July 6, 2:03 PM
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The County of Maui is urging residents to remain vigilant through the weekend and throughout the hurricane season, which runs through November.

Satellite imagery 7.6.19 courtesy NOAA/CPHC.

County officials not that although Tropical Cyclone Barbara has significantly degenerated and is no longer classified as a tropical cyclone, residents and visitors should practice vigilance and preparedness.

“The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported that Maui County could still receive 3 to 5 inches of rain with potential for localized flooding beginning late Sunday night and early Monday morning,” County officials said in a press release issued Saturday afternoon. “Trade winds could also reach 40 miles per hour with possible high surf as the storm passes south of Maui County.”

This is the second named storm of the Pacific hurricane season.

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Residents are encouraged to prepare their household by making an emergency kit, creating a plan and staying informed.

Residents also are asked to conserve water during heavy rain and high wind events, which county officials say “can cause power outages affecting the County’s treatment and distribution operations.”

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