Hurricane 9:00 PM Update - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hurricane 9:00 PM Update

(KHNL) - As of 8:00 Tuesday evening, Hurricane Flossie has been downgraded to Category 1. The hurricane holds maximum sustained winds of 85 MPH, and continues to travel south of the Big Island.

Currently, Hurricane Flossie is 95 miles south of South Point of Hawaii Island.

Hawaii Civil Defense has reported that Honolii Road, Pohoiki road at the Highway 137 junction and the Port of Hilo have been closed.

Punaluu Beach Park, South Point, Vacationland, Whittington Beach Park and the Mauna Kea Access Road from the 9,000 foot elevation will also remain closed.

Courtesy shelters have been opened in all county districts. Tune in to your local radio station for information on shelter locations and other preparedness actions.

A tropical storm warning, hurricane watch and a flash flood watch remain in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii.

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