Hawaii County Civil Defense Message – Hurricane Madeline Update

This is a Civil Defense Message. This is a Hurricane Madeline update for Monday, August 29th at 11 AM.
madeline7A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Hawaii County. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in Hawaii County within the next 48 hours.

As of 11 AM today the National Weather Service reports Hurricane Madeline is located about 630 miles east of Hilo. Madeline strengthened overnight, and sustained winds are 115 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Madeline is moving to the west-northwest at 10 miles per hour. Effects of the storm are expected to be felt as early as Wednesday, including heavy rains, high surf, and high wind.

In preparation for Hurricane Madeline, the public is advised to be StormReady.

Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight with fresh batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and any medication or supplies specific to you or your family members.

Plan how to communicate with family members. Create an evacuation plan for your household. Bring in or secure outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.

Keep your vehicle fueled and cell phone charged.

Find more StormReady tips and sign up for notifications at hawaiicounty.gov.

Civil Defense will maintain close communications with the National Weather Service and monitor the system. Continue to monitor your local radio broadcasts for up-to-date information.

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