ハリケーン Iselle(続報)

カテゴリー1になったハリケーン Iselle. 明日の夕方にはハワイ島に接近の予報がでています。

マウイ郡は、熱帯暴風警報

ハワイ島は、ハリケーン警報

オアフ島には、熱帯暴風注意報

が木曜日の朝4時〜土曜日の朝6時までだされております。

バスやフェリーはすでに欠航を決めているものもあり、夏休みが終わったばかりの公立学校はお休みになり、一部は避難所にもなっています。

近年まれに見る大型ハリケーンという事で、ガソリンスタンドは長蛇の列、スーパーではお水等は売り切れとの事。”備えあれば憂い無し”で、無事に何事も無く通過してくれる事を祈っています。

いつもは、ハワイ島にあたって勢力が衰えたり方向が変わったり、、、で、あまり被害を受けないマウイ島ですが、今回はどうでしょうか?

救いは、この木曜日金曜日は挙式が無い事♪  今の時期、ハワイにいらっしゃる方は、どうか無理をなさらないようにされてくださいね。

美和子

 

Photo: LATEST 11AM UPDATE: 
TROPICAL STORM WARNING issued for MAUI COUNTY
HURRICANE WARNING for the island of HAWAII
TROPICAL STORM WATCH for the island of OAHU

ISELLE STATS:
Category 1
90mph maximum sustained winds (a little stronger)
Moving WNW at 16mph
730 miles ESE of Kahului 
Timeline: Thursday into early weekend
Maui County - Heavy rain & high winds starting Thursday evening around 9:00pm, High surf starting later today - 10ft and growing to 15ft + tonight & Thursday.
Some weakening during the next 48 hours is forecast, but Iselle may still be a hurricane as it passes near the Big Island of Hawaii.

Recommendations from the National Weather Service:
For those under a warning, your preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. In a tropical cyclone, conditions can change quickly. Evacuate if directed to do so by local officials, or if your home is vulnerable to high winds or flooding. Cancel any beach activities until further notice. Persons living near the shore should be prepared to evacuate quickly should building surf threaten.

For those under a watch, now is the time to prepare. Do not wait until it is too late. Stay calm and keep informed. Closely monitor NOAA weather radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for warnings or changes to the forecast.

It is vital that you do not focus on the exact forecast track. Forecast movement, direction, and speed are only estimates. Even small errors in the forecast track can mean major differences in where the worst conditions will occur. Damaging effects can extend far from the center.

Be ready to evacuate if necessary. Heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Persons living near the shore should be prepared to evacuate quickly should building surf threaten.

At ports, docks, and marinas, perform the prescribed preparations according to your emergency operations plan. If you live on a boat, begin to safely secure your craft and make plans to leave it for adequate land based shelter.

Small craft should return to port or seek safe harbor.

Loose objects such as lawn furniture, garbage cans, and other items should be secured or stored indoors. Have supplies on hand and be ready for power outages.

<Interview with Maui County Civil Defense Emergency Management Officer Anna Foust being edited as I type. Will post asap.>


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