2018 Hurricane Season Archives
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2018 Hurricane Season


Party held for homeless baby born in wake of Hurricane Michael

The family of a baby who spent his first night out of the hospital in a Walmart parking lot after Hurricane Michael just got a surprise baby shower. Read More

Remote Hawaiian island largely wiped out by hurricane

Before Hurricane Walaka swept through the central Pacific this month, East Island was captured in images as an 11-acre sliver of sand that stood out starkly from the turquoise ocean. Read More

Super Typhoon Yutu devastates Northern Mariana Islands, kills 1

Residents of the Northern Mariana Islands braced today for months without electricity or running water after the strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year devastated the U.S. territory, killing one person, officials said. Read More

Hurricane Walaka continues to batter portions of Papahanaumokuakea

A hurricane warning is in effect for Papahanaumokuakea from French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef, and a tropical storm warning covers Papahanaumokuakea from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals. Read More

Coast Guard evacuates 4 federal workers from Johnston Atoll before Hurricane Walaka strikes

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crew from Air Station Barbers Point rescued the four workers as tropical storm conditions were expected to arrive this morning and intensify into hurricane-force conditions by the afternoon. Read More

Hurricane Walaka maintains Category 5 strength on track toward Johnston Atoll

Johnston Atoll, which is under a hurricane warning, has been hit several times by hurricanes, including Ioke in 2006, Dora in 1999 and John in 1994. Read More

Trump approves Hawaii disaster declaration for Lane recovery

President Donald J. Trump today approved a disaster declaration for the Hawaiian islands due to the impacts of Hurricane Lane in August. Read More

Editorial: Storms reveal isles’ weak points

Thought it was time to exhale, when Tropical Storm Olivia finally swept away to the west-southwest? Not so fast. Read More

Lawmakers seek federal aid to help local farmers in wake of natural disasters

Hawaii’s delegation urges the DOA to use its existing authority to tap into the “billions of dollars that USDA is allocating to offset the impacts of tariffs.” Read More

Hurricane Lane damage to Hawaii county infrastructure totals about $20M

A Hawaii county official says damage to county facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane’s torrential rains totaled about $20 million. Read More

Hawaii Filipinos are ready to help victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

A Filipino organization in Hawaii plans to discuss fundraising efforts to assist victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which wreaked havoc in the northern part of the Philippines. Read More

Olivia causes flooding and landslides but no injuries on Maui

State and county officials Thursday got a bird’s-eye view of the parts of Maui County hardest-hit by Tropical Storm Olivia. Read More

Kokua Line: Lost storm days not added to school calendar for now

Question: Will Hawaii public school students have to make up the two missed school days due to Hurricane Lane? When students on the mainland miss school due to snow, they are required to make up lost school days to meet the required number of school days in the year. Read More

Health officials are warning beachgoers to stay out if the water is brown

The state Health Department may have issued an islandwide brown-water advisory due to Tropical Storm Olivia, but plenty of tourists were still splashing in the waters fronting major hotels in Waikiki on Thursday afternoon. Read More


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