As Hawaii island prepares for Hurricane Iselle to make land on Thursday, and the entire island chain placed under a flash flood watch, residents across our state are being asked to put together food and water, a disaster kit, and emergency supplies.
Following right behind Hurricane Iselle is Hurricane Julio which is tracking in a north/west path and is expected to weaken and be downgraded to a tropical storm as it nears Hawaii island on Sunday. The two storm, double punch combination will bring potentially devastating heavy rains and strong winds. Tropical storm conditions and heavy rain is expected on Oahu beginning Thursday night and continue through Friday night. Honolulu and south shores are forecasted to have winds of 20 to 25 mph with 40 mph gusts through Friday.
Honolulu City Councilman Breene Harimoto provided the following emergency contact information from the city's Department of Emergency Management (DEM):
As we prepare for two storms in the next coming days, I encourage you to make early preparations with food and water, a disaster kit, emergency supplies, and other items. Please remain updated with the latest news by following the city's Department of Emergency Management (DEM) on Twitter at @Oahu_DEM or signing up for Nixle alerts by texting your zip code to 888777. Please stay safe.