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Civil Defense: Oahu still forecast to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Flossie

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Tropical Storm Flossie has lost some intensity overnight as winds have dropped from 60-mph yesterday to 50-mph today and forward speed is now at 18-mph.  As Flossie moves over cooler water thru Sunday expect the winds to lower in intensity.

Oahu is still forecast to be at risk from torrential rains (6"-10"), gusty winds (40-45-mph) and north/northeast shore high surf reaching 10'-15'.  These conditions could begin late Monday evening.

Remember that storm systems like Flossie can change conditions and forecast track very quickly.

Residents are reminded to monitor television, radio and social media outlets for the latest information until Tropical Storm Flossie is no longer considered a threat.

High surf and flooding can be hazardous. The Department of Emergency Management recommends the following preparedness actions and procedures:

 

  • If hazardous high surf occurs residents and visitors will be asked to avoid affected beach areas and to comply with life safety instructions issued by Ocean Safety Lifeguards, police and other emergency responders.

  • Beach goers should stay well out of the water, away from peninsulas and reef areas over looking the ocean and be aware of sudden hazardous changes in ocean behavior.

  • When a flash flood WARNING is issued for your area, or the moment you realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself. You may have only SECONDS!

  • Go to higher ground or climb to safety! Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, washes, etc.

  • NEVER drive through flooded roadways or streams!  Remember, turn around don't drown.

  • Residents should sign-up for Nixle at www.nixle.com/dem to receive emergency alerts and community messages via  email and cell phone text messaging.  Almost 22,000 Oahu residents have already registered.

  • Visit the department's web site at www.oahuDEM.org for more information and to view a list of Oahu hurricane shelters.

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