Tropical Storm Olivia - Please Be Safe!

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Aloha friends,

Always helps to be prepared. Please remember our kūpuna and outreach to your neighbors to see if they need support.    

Update from the National Weather Service:
Tropical Storm Olivia has increased its forward movement towards the islands. Expect strong winds, heavy rainfall, and high surf to impact the islands over the next couple of days. Damaging tropical storm force winds are expected on Oahu tonight. 

Showers will gradually increase this afternoon ahead of Olivia. The chance for flooding rainfall will increase rapidly tonight and remain a significant threat through Thursday night. Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts up to 15 inches. Much of this rainfall will be focused on windward areas of the islands, especially from Oahu through the Big Island.

However, flooding is still a significant threat for all areas. Swells and surf generated by Olivia will continue to slowly build this afternoon, and reach damaging levels on some east facing shores later today through Wednesday. Surf heights along east facing shores are expected to reach up to 20 feet across Maui County and the Big Island, and 10 to 15 feet on all other islands. This surf is expected to result in significant beach erosion and overwash onto vulnerable coastal roadways, particularly during high tides.

Next update from NWS at 5.30 pm HST:  click here to view live NWS updates.

For more information please visit the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management page by clicking here.

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Emergency Email and Text Message Alerts:

  • O‘ahu residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive emergency email, cellphone text messages and push alerts from the City and County of Honolulu by downloading the free HNL.info app from the App Store or Google Play. 
  • You can also register online at https://hnl.info/alerts/login.php
  • HNL.info is also perfect for vacationers and out of town family or guests. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your wireless carrier and plan.

Stay safe!