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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Now a Tropical Depression

Posted on Aug 22, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU — Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 520 miles South of Honolulu, moving West-Northwest at 17 mph at the 5:00 a.m. National Weather Service (NWS report. The NWS downgraded the Kilo to a tropical depression overnight based on satellite inputs and information from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft that flew into the storm yesterday.Flash flooding is likely because there is moisture wrapped around Kilo that will impact the entire state. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island. The watch expires at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

“While Kilo weakened overnight, there is a possibility it will strengthen over the next few days,” said Vern Miyagi, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) Executive Officer. “We should not let our guard down because Tropical Depression Kilo still has a large cone of uncertainty. We ask the public to keep monitoring news media for more updated information.”


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