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Coast Guard reopens all Hawaii ports following storm

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Coast Guard has reopened all ports in the State of Hawaii following the passing of Tropical Storm Iselle through the Hawaiian Islands.

Commercial traffic and port operations may be resumed and these ports are now in Condition V.

All Coast Guard vessels and aircraft will return to their normal safety, security and law enforcement patrols.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor Hurricane Julio and heavy weather conditions for each port will be updated as information becomes available.

Although the storm has passed the public is advised to use extreme caution around the water as the lingering effects of the storms may last for several days, generating high surf, rip currents and poor water conditions. The public should heed all warnings from local lifeguards or posted placards regarding public health and safety.

• Condition V: Seasonally readiness, 1 June - 30 November

• Condition IV: The ALERT condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 72 hours.

• Condition III: The READINESS condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 48 hours.

• Condition II: The WARNING condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 24 hours.

• Condition I: The DANGER condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 12 hours and until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.

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