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Flood Advisory until 4:15 p.m. for Wailea-Mākena

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Wailea-Mākena area of Maui until 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.

Two tropical storms form in Pacific, make slow trek to the west

Tropical Storm Frank is expected to become a hurricane in the next few hours, but “both storms are still well to the east and do not post any threat to Hawaiʻi in the next several days,” according to HI-EMA.

Tropical Storm Darby could bring 2-4 inches of rain to windward Big Island, large swells

“Locally strong trades will focus moisture associated with decaying Tropical Cyclone Darby over windward Big Island today, where periods of heavy rain can be expected. Elsewhere, fairly typical trade wind weather will prevail with passing windward showers and the occasional shower reaching leeward areas.”

5 p.m. UPDATE: Hurricane Darby slowly weakening; System could still bring substantial rain to Hawaiʻi

“While the National Weather Service expects Darby to weaken and pass to our south this weekend, the remains of the tropical system could still bring several inches of rain and locally strong winds to the Big Island and Maui by Saturday,” said Luke Meyers, administrator of HI-EMA.

“Wiki Hale” shelter prototype could become new tool for disaster recovery

The prototype, dubbed the “Wiki Hale” by the UH School of Architecture students who created it, could eventually be assembled in linked clusters to form communities with shared kitchen spaces and to house residents for weeks or months during recovery from a major disaster.

HI-EMA on Hurricane Season preparedness: “It only Takes One”

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu has predicted 2-to-4 tropical storms for the season, which starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Gusty Winds Expected as Remnants of Former Cyclone Linda Pass Through

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of Maui County from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. on Monday. Winds are expected to be northerly, blowing at 20-30 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph expected.

Flood Watch Through Late Monday Night

The remnants of former Tropical Cyclone Linda are expected to move through the islands between today and Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Linda “Barely a Tropical Cyclone” as it Crosses into Central Pacific

Linda is barely hanging on to tropical cyclone status as it is forecast to cross over into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility later today, forecasters said. The forecast calls for the system to continue weakening, becoming a post-tropical system by tonight.

Update: Felicia Rapidly Weakens to Tropical Storm, Guillermo to Become Depression

Felicia is rapidly weakening as it heads toward the Central Pacific. The system went from a Category 5 hurricane yesterday to a Category 1 hurricane over a 24 hour period.

Small Felicia “Still Packing Cat. 4 Punch”

Forecasters say the system is expected to more into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility Tuesday evening as a tropical storm.

Hurricane Update: “Tiny But Ferocious” Felicia Continues on Westward Trek

Felicia is forecast to move into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility Tuesday night as a tropical storm, according to forecasters.

Update: Felicia Becomes Cat 4 Hurricane, Slow Weakening Expected Over Weekend

Felicia is expected to move into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility next Wednesday as a tropical storm.

Update: Felicia Becomes Cat 3 Hurricane in Eastern Pacific

According to the NHC, Felicia “rapidly intensified over the past day or so, and additional strengthening is expected through early Friday,” and slow weakening is possible by this weekend.

AARP Hawaiʻi Webinars Will Help You Prepare for Any Disaster

The series of disaster preparation webinars starts Wednesday, July 21 and continues each Wednesday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 11.

Take Action Now to be More Prepared for Hurricane Season

It only takes one storm to cause significant loss of life and damage to property and the environment. The HI-EMA encourages residents to prepare now for a storm that could occur at any time.

Insurance Tips on How to Prepare for Start of 2021 Hurricane Season

Zephyr Insurance, the leading provider of residential hurricane coverage in Hawaiʻi, reminds residents and homeowners to start preparing for the 2021 hurricane season that begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Hawai‘i Gas Reminds Community to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hawai‘i Gas, the state’s only gas utility, reminds residents to plan early and prepare now in order to ensure safety and resiliency during a storm or severe weather event.

FEMA Urges Hawai‘i Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its National Flood Insurance Program advise Hawai‘i residents to prepare now for hurricane-related storms and flooding.

2-5 Tropical Cyclones Predicted in 2021 Central Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook

For the season as a whole, 2 to 5 tropical cyclones are predicted for the Central Pacific hurricane region. This number includes tropical depressions, named storms and hurricanes. A near-normal season has 4 or 5 tropical cyclones.
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