Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

10 September, 2018, 11:43 | Author: Bertha Harmon
  • Olivia's track shows it coming close to the Big Island

Olivia's motion is forecast to continue for the next couple of days, with a WSW turn anticipated by Tuesday.

North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday. Residents and businesses were also left to clean up the mess from the floods. "Once we get the warning there is something out there".

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation this afternoon that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia.

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Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel, tells NPR that it's important not to focus exclusively on the coast when it comes to Florence's potential impact.

Hawai'i County will not be distributing sandbags until active flooding occurs.

At 11 a.m. HST on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, the center of Hurricane Olivia was located about 1025 miles E of Hilo and 1190 miles E of Honolulu (near latitude 21.7 North, longitude 139.4 West). Hurricane Lane dropped more than 50 inches of rain across the Big Island last month.

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Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say Olivia is forecast to be approaching the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday with some gradual weakening forecast during the next 72 hours.

Helene, now classified as a tropical storm, is, according to the latest NHS advisory, expected to become a hurricane soon as well. Due to that, we have Tropical Storm Watches out for the Islands in advance of the storm.

The storm was expected to bring rain and high surf rising to rise up to 18 feet on east-facing shores of Hawaii Island and Maui.

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Knabb tells NPR that this year has been particularly intense in the eastern and central Pacific. The next updates will come from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

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