Hawaii Governor David Ige issued an emergency proclamation ahead of the storm - which frees up state resources to be devoted to respond and recover from the storm - and said state offices and public and charter schools would be closed until further notice. Ige also warned Hawaii residents, who haven't experienced a major hurricane since Hurricane Iniki killed six people and caused $1.8 billion in damage back in 1992, that the storm's heavy rainfall would cause unsafe floods and landslides, and urged people not to attempt to cross moving water.
As those shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out, the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents. And not all of the shelters that it does have are fit to protect people.
Tropical-storm-force winds - 39-73 miles per hour - and rain could arrive at the Big Island and Maui County late Wednesday and early Thursday, and at the other islands Thursday or Friday. Hawaii gets a named storm within 60 miles of its coastline about once every four years on average, forecasters say. Maximum winds had weakened slightly to 130 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.
CBS says that the safety of the cast and crew are the top priority and that they have been "closely monitoring the situation" since it was determined the hurricane would hit the island on Thursday afternoon.
There are only a few storms in the Central Pacific.
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"That means that readiness is important - readiness to make sure we can fulfill our responsibility and the critical infrastructure lifelines". Hawaii rarely gets hit.
"We're planning on boarding up all our windows and sliding doors", Napua Puaoi of Wailuku, Maui, said after buying 16 pieces of plywood from Home Depot.
Though may hurricanes lose strength when making landfall, there is great concern that the slow-moving track of the hurricane will cause more harm, even if the hurricane loses a bit of steam on impact. Others have come close in recent years. "As soon as my husband comes home - he has all the power tools".
"When it did happen, I just remember pandemonium". It authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. All vessels not now undergoing maintenance were being positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed.
According to the Navy, ships are sometimes moved out of the harbor in some extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of damage.