Hurricane Olivia Threatens Hawaii with Flash Floods

Olivia's track shows it coming close to the Big Island

Elsewhere, we have Hurricane Olivia was located 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii with sustained wind speeds of 75 mph.

Hurricane Olivia weakened Friday as it moved west toward Hawaii, the National Hurricane Center said. Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. Environmental conditions are expected be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is expected to form over the weekend while the system moves slowly west-northwestward. Still, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds could threaten the islands. But officials say a tropical storm shouldn't be taken lightly.

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"Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days, and Olivia is expected to remain a hurricane through Monday evening".

Olivia is now located 1,375 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. "I can't find another example of a hurricane/typhoon nearing Guam, Hawaii & the eastern United States at nearly exactly the same time (days ~ 4,5,6 respectively)".

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Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation this afternoon that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. "The majority of inland flood fatalities occur in vehicles". Large swells generated by Olivia are expected to continue to increase near the main Hawaiian Islands, and surf will to build as Olivia approaches, and may become damaging on some exposed east facing shores Tuesday or Wednesday. The proclamation also authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for the speedy and efficient relief of damages, losses, and suffering resulting from Hurricane Olivia.

Helene, now classified as a tropical storm, is, according to the latest NHS advisory, expected to become a hurricane soon as well. "I am declaring a state of emergency so that we can begin to prepare state assets, and I encourage Virginians to monitor forecasts and make their own preparations now", Northam said. "Now is the time to prepare", Ige said in a statement.

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