Norman Now Cat 2, Moving NW
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5 p.m., Hurricane Norman is a Category 2 hurricane, 275 miles northeast of Hilo with sustained winds of 100 mph, moving NW at 9 mph.
The National Weather Service reports that a High Surf Warning has been issued for the north- and east-facing shores of Hawai‘i Island, from South Point to Upolu Point. Winds may also increase in localized areas today.
Due to the forecasted weather conditions, the following closures and recommendations are now in effect:
- All County beach parks on the north and east side of the island, from South Point to Upolu Point, are closed today. All permits and reservations for these parks have been cancelled.
- Boat owners should take measures to secure their vessels until the danger passes. (Hilo Area)
- Oceanfront residents are urged to be on alert for high and dangerous surf conditions through Friday.
- All schools and roads are open at this time.
All closures will be updated in real time here.
More information on hurricane preparedness can be found here.
Civil Defense is monitoring the storm and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety. Do take this time to assure that emergency plans are updated.