Residents urged to remain informed for Hurricane Iselle

  • Flood - Lexington Park--California--Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD Region, United States

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    18 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

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August 7, 2014

Final preparations are underway in the State of Hawaii for the arrival of Hurricane Iselle as the effects of the storm begin to reach the Big Island. Residents should continue to stay well-informed with the latest official reports and heed all instructions from local emergency management officials.

There are many resources available to increase preparedness and safety:

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Hawaii County, while the rest of the State, including Maui, Oahu and Kauai County are under tropical storm warning. In addition, the entire state is currently under a flash flood watch.  According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) of the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), Iselle continues in a west-northwest direction and is expected to continue on this path through Friday, August 8. Iselle will move over the Big Island tonight and pass south of the rest of the state on Friday, bringing powerful winds, torrential rains, and large, dangerous surf. The latest advisory forecasts Iselle may weaken into a tropical storm tonight.

Behind Iselle, Hurricane Julio is tracking in a general west to west-northwestward direction that will be maintained through Saturday, August 9, according to the NHC.  Julio is still expected to downgrade into a Category 1 hurricane as it crosses into the Central Pacific and again to a tropical storm as it nears the Hawaiian Islands. However, rainfall is currently considered the greatest threat, particularly considering the State will already have endured Iselle.

As more agencies begin to prepare for potential impacts, the tropical cyclones are gaining international and national attention. News correspondents have begun to arrive to capture the event. Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC) Director of Disaster Services Dr. Erin Hughey, located on Maui, is scheduled for various media interviews over the next days. Others interested in scheduling an interview are welcome to make a request by contacting response@pdc.org.

We at Pacific Disaster Center hope that all our friends in Hawaii will listen to authorities and do everything they must to stay safe. We will be working throughout the storm to help share information and develop products that can support decision making.
For more information on Tropical Cyclone Iselle and Julio:
• Find out about how PDC is helping to prepare the state,

• Read a past update on TC Iselle and Julio,
• Visit the NWS National Hurricane Center for the latest updates,
• Take a look at information from NASA,
• Refer to NOAA’s explanation of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and
• Explore FastFollow to receive SMS messages from DisasterAWARE.

More resources for hurricane safety and preparedness:
• Read about this year’s 2014 Central Pacific Basin Hurricane Season,
• Hawaii Hazards Awareness & Resilience Program (HHARP) to enhance community resilience,
• Read about how parents can help kids learn about disaster preparedness, and
• Find out about Hawaii’s Statewide Hurricane Preparedness Exercise.

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