Hawaii residents warned of two hurricanes

Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

HawaiiResidents of Big Island in Hawaii have been warned to prepare themselves for violent weather conditions, following the report of Central Pacific Hurricane Centre that said that Hurricane Madeline was among the two powerful storms that might pass quite close to the archipelago in the next few days.


A hurricane watch had been issued by the Centre on Monday. And, forecasters had predicted that Madeline would move about the Big Island for quite sometime on Wednesday. On Monday night around 11 pm, the storm was declared to belong to Category 4 hurricane. The wind speed was 13 miles per hour.


The centre of the storm was nearly 445 miles from the eastern part of Milo, the largest town of Big Island by Tuesday morning. Although it had been predicted that the winds would weaken by Wednesday, the residents were advised to get ready for heavy rainfall and hurricane force winds.


The residents were also warned of mudslides and flashfloods, and surf was expected to touch eastern shores of Big Island by Wednesday night.


Hawaii told its residents to preserve its emergency supply and keep its evacuation plans ready as a precautionary measure against turbulent climatic conditions.


Maui County also had a tropical storm watch that includes the islands of Lanai, Molokai and Maui.


Apart from that, Hurricane Lester is moving towards Hawaii and might reach Aloha State within the weekend. The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami asserted that Lester was actually a Category 3 hurricane with wind speed of 120 miles per hour.



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