Two Hurricanes Close in on Hawaii
Iselle to Make Landfall Thursday, Julio Following Close Behind
Of the three hurricanes currently churning the waters of the Pacific Ocean, two are expected to directly impact the Hawaiian Islands. Hurricane Iselle, located approximately 315 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii (1100 HST), is expected to reach the island of Hawaii as a Category 1 hurricane Thursday. As of this report, Iselle has maximum sustained winds at 75 miles per hour and is forecast to weaken into a tropical storm as it passes over Hawaii Island Thursday evening (NOAA Advisory #31).
Following close behind is Hurricane Julio, located 1,043 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds at approximately 105 miles per hour (NOAA, JTWC Warning #16). Julio is forecast to impact Hawaii as early as Sunday as it nears the islands on its west-northwestward path.
PDC is coordinating closely with emergency operations centers (EOCs) statewide, providing 24-hour support from the Center’s headquarters on Maui and at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) EOC on Oahu. As the hurricanes near, EOCs are planning for potential impacts using PDC’s Emergency Operations (EMOPS) system, which provides emergency managers a secure environment for accessing, updating, and sharing critical information. If you are an emergency manager and would like access to the EMOPS system, contact Pacific Disaster Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Hazard Warnings
Tropical Cyclone: Iselle (Pacific), Halong (Pacific), Julio (Pacific), Genevieve (Pacific)
Drought: United States (Southwest, Pacific)
Wildfire: Canada (British Columbia), United States (California, Washington)
Flood: Cambodia, Panama, Chile, Bulgaria
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