The White House is monitoring the path of Hurricane Madeline in advance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Honolulu Wednesday evening.
But, so far, there are no plans to cancel the trip.
“At this point, based on the projected track of the storm, we do not anticipate it having any impact on the president’s itinerary,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today during the daily press briefing at the White House.
Obama is scheduled to leave Washington D.C. Wednesday morning to give a speech at a climate change summit at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. He is scheduled to leave Reno in the afternoon and arrive in Honolulu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at 5:50 p.m.
Parts of the H-1 freeway will be closed as the president’s motorcade travels to the East-West Center in Manoa, where he is scheduled to deliver remarks at 6:30 p.m.
He is scheduled to stay overnight in a rented home in Kailua and leaves Thursday morning for Midway Island. The president’s schedule calls for him to return to Honolulu Thursday night and leave Friday morning from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for China.
Hurricane Madeline is on a path that could take it near or over Hawaii island Wednesday into Thursday. Hurricane warnings are posted for Hawaii County and a tropical storm watch is posted for Maui County. There are no warnings or watches posted for Oahu.