Hurricane Awareness

According to the Central Pacific  Hurricane Center, hurricane season for us in Hawai`i  runs from June 1 through November 30, the peak activity occurs from July to September. Since we are on an island, in the Pacific  it is really important we are prepared.  Keep in mind the difference between a Hurricane Storm Watch and a Warning. They are as follows:

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch

Hurricane/tropical storm conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36 hours. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning

Hurricane/tropical storm conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24 hours. http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/hu_terms.shtm

Please visit the following links to get essential information so you and your loved ones are ready in the event of natural disaster.

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/pages/hurrsafety.php

http://www.hawaiiredcross.org/

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/emergency/

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