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Cat 1 Norman Causing High Surf

September 7, 2018, 7:00 AM HST
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The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 6 a.m. that as of 5 a.m., Norman is a Category 1 hurricane, 280 miles NE of Hilo, with sustained winds of 75 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.

Due to the forecasted weather conditions, the following recommendations are now in effect:

  • 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 county beach parks, 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.


Hawai‘i County 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.


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