Wind Advisory in Effect Till Sunday Morning
A wind advisory is now in effect for much of the Big Island till Sunday at 6 a.m.
East winds of 25 to 30 mph are expected with localized gusts over 45 mph. Areas affected include South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Kamuela and Waikoloa. The strongest winds will be felt near mountain tops and passes, trade wind-exposed areas and around incoming showers.
Winds this strong combined with saturated grounds can down trees and large tree branches that could lead to sporadic power outages. Loose objects, tents and awnings could be blown around. High-profile vehicles may have difficulty steering at times.
Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Residents and businesses are urged to take appropriate actions to protect their property. Make sure to secure loose objects, tents and awnings or take them down. Be prepared for power outages.