WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Pacific Area office in Honolulu, continues to monitor the conditions of Tropical Storm Flossie and remains in close coordination with Hawaiian officials.
According to the National Weather Service, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Hawaii county and Maui county, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Oahu. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours somewhere within the specified areas. Tropical storms often bring strong winds, storm surge accompanied by dangerous waves, significant rainfall and the risk for flash flooding in many areas.
“Residents and visitors to the Hawaiian Islands should closely monitor the storm and take steps now to be prepared,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “
FEMA also continues to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian through its Caribbean Area office in Puerto Rico, and remains in close coordination with commonwealth and territory officials.
According to the National Weather Service, as of 2 p.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Dorian dissipated and degenerated into a tropical wave yesterday, July 27, at 5 p.m. EDT.
This system has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.