HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The governor said Saturday that while Douglas is gradually weakening as it approaches the state, the storm will still have a “significant impact” statewide.
“This will be an all of government response,” Gov. David Ige said, at a news conference.
A hurricane warning has been issued for Oahu as Douglas bears down on the state, and other severe weather alerts are also in effect for the rest of the state.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urged residents to shelter in place if possible or evacuate to an emergency shelter or to a safe location with friends and family.
He said a surge in COVID-19 cases on Oahu makes the response to the hurricane far more complex.
“This afternoon into Monday: Let’s stay home and take care of each other,” he said, adding that grappling with a hurricane and a pandemic at the same time “is a first-time experience for everybody.”
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