Hurricane Iselle: Have a plan, make a kit
August 5, 2014
At 11 a.m. Iselle was located about 1,000 miles east of Hilo and was moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Iselle approaches the islands.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible on the Big Island within 48 hours
The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center brings Iselle to the Big Island as a tropical storm on Thursday. The outer fringes of the storm may be felt in the Puna District as early as noon Thursday. The center of the storm is forecast to come ashore near Hilo about 6:00 P.M. that day. A tropical storm can have winds from 39-74 mph.
No forecast is certain, but Oahu residents should prepare for the possibility of heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, power outages, large surf and coastal surge.
Please visit the links on the right to track the storm.
Remember: Have a plan, make a kit, and prepare for a possible emergency response