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Hector Coordination Continues Between Emergency Management Partners

August 7, 2018, 10:35 AM HST
* Updated August 7, 10:38 AM
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Hurricane Hector, Aug. 7, 2018, 10 a.m. HST. PC: NOAA

Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners continue coordination efforts with the National Weather Service (NWS) for Hurricane Hector.

Coordination efforts included a briefing from NWS on expected impacts and track of Hector and discussion of current and planned actions by the local and state emergency management agencies.

The NWS said as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the center of Hector, which is still measuring as a Category 4 hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 113 to 136 mph), is 495 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawai‘i County.

Surf along east-facing shores is already building and will peak later today and tonight, Aug. 7, 2018, at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island and 6 to 10 feet for Maui County.

Hector is expected to pass approximately 165 miles south on Wednesday.

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Hawai‘i residents and visitors are asked to take the following precautions:

  • Continue to follow local reports for the latest information on Hector
  • Be aware of flood safety recommendations, tips can be found at floodsmart.gov
  • Listen to ocean safety officials and exercise caution if entering the water as high surf messages are issued

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