Residents urged to remain informed for Hurricane Iselle

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    43 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    43 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    49 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Creston, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 14 km NW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 9 km E of Tsurib, Russia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of State of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Jilkminggan, Northern Territory, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Taiwan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - S of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 174 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - S of Diapaga, Tapoa, Burkina Faso

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ouadda, Haute, Kotto, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Risaralda Department, Colombia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Fog - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Mount Surprise, Queensland, Australia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Cold - Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 178 km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Telangana, India

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, China, India and Nepal

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Yogyakarta, Bantul Regency, Indonesia

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran and Iraq

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Sumbawanga, Rukwa, Tanzania

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Obo, Haut, Mbomou, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Birao, Vakaga, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Luzon, Philippines

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Uruguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - North Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Daan, Jilin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huai He Basin, N of Huai He River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Johannesburg City, South Africa

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

August 7, 2014

Final preparations are underway in the State of Hawaii for the arrival of Hurricane Iselle as the effects of the storm begin to reach the Big Island. Residents should continue to stay well-informed with the latest official reports and heed all instructions from local emergency management officials.

There are many resources available to increase preparedness and safety:

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Hawaii County, while the rest of the State, including Maui, Oahu and Kauai County are under tropical storm warning. In addition, the entire state is currently under a flash flood watch.  According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) of the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), Iselle continues in a west-northwest direction and is expected to continue on this path through Friday, August 8. Iselle will move over the Big Island tonight and pass south of the rest of the state on Friday, bringing powerful winds, torrential rains, and large, dangerous surf. The latest advisory forecasts Iselle may weaken into a tropical storm tonight.

Behind Iselle, Hurricane Julio is tracking in a general west to west-northwestward direction that will be maintained through Saturday, August 9, according to the NHC.  Julio is still expected to downgrade into a Category 1 hurricane as it crosses into the Central Pacific and again to a tropical storm as it nears the Hawaiian Islands. However, rainfall is currently considered the greatest threat, particularly considering the State will already have endured Iselle.

As more agencies begin to prepare for potential impacts, the tropical cyclones are gaining international and national attention. News correspondents have begun to arrive to capture the event. Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC) Director of Disaster Services Dr. Erin Hughey, located on Maui, is scheduled for various media interviews over the next days. Others interested in scheduling an interview are welcome to make a request by contacting response@pdc.org.

We at Pacific Disaster Center hope that all our friends in Hawaii will listen to authorities and do everything they must to stay safe. We will be working throughout the storm to help share information and develop products that can support decision making.
For more information on Tropical Cyclone Iselle and Julio:
• Find out about how PDC is helping to prepare the state,

• Read a past update on TC Iselle and Julio,
• Visit the NWS National Hurricane Center for the latest updates,
• Take a look at information from NASA,
• Refer to NOAA’s explanation of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and
• Explore FastFollow to receive SMS messages from DisasterAWARE.

More resources for hurricane safety and preparedness:
• Read about this year’s 2014 Central Pacific Basin Hurricane Season,
• Hawaii Hazards Awareness & Resilience Program (HHARP) to enhance community resilience,
• Read about how parents can help kids learn about disaster preparedness, and
• Find out about Hawaii’s Statewide Hurricane Preparedness Exercise.

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