Olivia Makes Landfall

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Credit Central Pacific Hurricane Center / NOAA

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Oʻahu and Maui County, but has been dropped for Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Olivia made landfall on Maui at approximately 9:10 AM Wednesday. There are reports the storm has made second landfall on Lanai at approximately 9:54 AM.

 

As of 11 AM, Olivia maintained its strength from last night with sustained winds of around 45 mph, with occasional higher gusts. It continues to move west at 15 mph, and was last positioned 40 miles west of Kahului and 60 miles east-southeast of Honolulu.

 

Credit Central Pacific Hurricane Center / NOAA

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours. 

A flash flood warning has been extended for Maui County until 12:15 PM as rains associated with Olivia move over parts of the state.

high surf warning has been issued for east-facing shores of the Big Island and Maui County, and a high surf advisory is in effect for east-facing shores of Oahu.

At 10 AM, Maui Electric Company reported that approximately 2,100 customers in parts of Upcountry Maui and Molokai are without power. 

At 9 AM Wednesday, the Coast Guard reopened commercial ports in Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi Counties. Honolulu and Maui County port re-openings are dependent on the passage of Olivia and assessments of any storm impacts.

 

Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. The proclamation declares the counties of Hawai‘i, Maui, Kalawao, Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu disaster areas for the purpose of implementing emergency management functions. The proclamation also authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for the speedy and efficient relief of damages, losses, and suffering resulting from Hurricane Olivia. Gov. David Ige said, “We’re monitoring this storm closely and taking steps now to ensure that we’re prepared for its impacts to the state. A tropical storm could bring heavy rain and flooding, especially in places that are saturated from previous storms. Now is the time to prepare."

 

Below are links for the state and county Emergency Management Agencies:

 

Hurricane Emergency Management Agency

City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management
Kauai Emergency Management
Maui County Emergency Management 

Hawaii County Civil Defense