Maui County residents are urged to make emergency preparations in anticipation of Tropical Storm Olivia. At 2pm, NOAA released the following announcement:
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected over portions of
Maui County and the Big Island later today or tonight. Tropical
storm conditions are expected over Oahu starting tonight. Tropical
storm conditions are possible over Kauai County starting late
tonight or Wednesday morning. Wind gusts can be much stronger near
higher terrain, particularly through gaps between mountains and
where winds blow downslope.
RAINFALL: Showers will continue to increase over portions of the
main Hawaiian Islands late this afternoon and evening ahead of
Tropical Storm Olivia. Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall
accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in some areas, with isolated maximum
amounts of 15 inches possible, especially in higher terrain. This
rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding.
SURF: Large swells generated by Olivia will impact the main Hawaiian
Islands over the next couple of days. This will result in
dangerously high and potentially damaging surf, mainly along
exposed east facing shores.
Stay tuned to https://www.mauicounty.gov/ for official county updates.
We are keeping track of official announcements and posting information on Tropical Storm Olivia here: https://mauitime.com/tag/tropical-storm-olivia/