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(Video courtesy Central Pacific Hurricane Center)
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center held a press conference on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 22, 2019 to discuss the upcoming hurricane season, starting June 1. Watch the full press conference for their predictions and advice.
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“I don’t think I have to remind anyone about the last hurricane season. Hurricane Lane brought record-setting rainfall and more than $7 million in damage on Hawaii island. We saw heavy rains and flooding on Maui and wind damages and power outages across the state.”
Gov. David Ige
Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Wednesday predicted an above-normal season in 2019 with five to eight tropical cyclones. The Central Pacific average has been exceeded five of the last six years. Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.