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FEMA issues advisory for Hawaii on Tropical Storm Flossie

By Federal Emergency Management Agency

LAST UPDATED: 10:58 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013

Here is the text of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's statement for Hawaii on Tropical Storm Flossie:

FEMA Urges Residents and Visitors in Hawaii to Be Prepared for Tropical Storm Flossie, Follow Direction of Local Officials

FEMA Also Continues to Monitor Remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON » The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Pacific Area office in Honolulu, continues to monitor the conditions of Tropical Storm Flossie and remains in close coordination with Hawaiian officials.

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Hawaii county and Maui county, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Oahu. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours somewhere within the specified areas. Tropical storms often bring strong winds, storm surge accompanied by dangerous waves, significant rainfall and the risk for flash flooding in many areas.

"Residents and visitors to the Hawaiian Islands should closely monitor the storm and take steps now to be prepared," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "Stay away from flood waters, never drive through flooded roadways and follow the direction of emergency officials."

Residents and visitors to the Hawaiian Islands should:

Listen to the instructions of local officials. Local officials make decisions on sheltering in place or going to your pre-designated safe meeting location.

Have important supplies ready to sustain you and your family, if needed. This includes water, a battery-powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, cell phone charger, medicines, non-perishable food, and first aid supplies.

Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast. Follow local radio and TV reports, as well as forecasts from the National Weather Service, weather.gov.

FEMA also continues to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian through its Caribbean Area office in Puerto Rico, and remains in close coordination with commonwealth and territory officials.

According to the National Weather Service, as of 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Dorian dissipated and degenerated into a tropical wave yesterday, July 27, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. This system has a medium chance (30 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. Residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date on the latest forecast.

FEMA encourages the public to remain vigilant, to continue monitoring these storms and to use this opportunity to reassess their readiness for the 2013 hurricane season. For more information on preparing for hurricanes and other disasters, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family, visit www.Ready.gov or www.listo.gov on the Internet. Information regarding emergency preparedness and what to do before and after a disaster can also be found at m.fema.gov or by downloading the FEMA app from your smartphone's app store.

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Eradication wrote:
Time to get prepared. Seems like this storm is fast moving and should blow through the islands fairly quickly. Hilo people tend to help each other out in times like these. I see a lot of neighbors helping each other out especially the kupuna living alone.
on July 28,2013 | 01:47PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Thank you Craig for the advice. I don't know how we would have gotten by in the past without your extremely valuable and costly words of wisdom. Seems like everyone who receives a government paycheck needs to chime in, even with the most mundane info, in order to justify their position and taxpayer funded salary.
on July 28,2013 | 03:30PM
HD36 wrote:
lLOL! Funny but so true.
on July 28,2013 | 08:29PM
loquaciousone wrote:
It's not funny. I bought all my emergency supplies yesterday. Beer, poke, peanuts, dried aku, and more beer.
on July 29,2013 | 10:08AM
Morimoto wrote:
You forgot toilet paper. All that has to come out of you sooner or later.
on July 29,2013 | 10:15AM
Morimoto wrote:
Guy Hagi must be wetting his pants over this monster storm.
on July 29,2013 | 10:16AM
HD36 wrote:
A wet dream come true.
on July 29,2013 | 02:58PM
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