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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Will Become a Tropical Storm Later Today

Posted on Aug 23, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) 5:00 a.m. advisory reported that Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 570 miles Southwest of Honolulu, moving West at 15 mph. The advisory went on to say that Kilo will become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

The moisture wrapping around Kilo is impacting the entire state with potential for torrential rains/isolated thunderstorms. The NWS Flash Flood Watch for all islands continues and will expire at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) continues to monitor the storm and planning for a possible response. HI-EMA is actively coordinating with the county emergency management agencies in readiness efforts.

“The public must remain vigilant to possible changes in Kilo’s track,” said Vern Miyagi, Executive Officer of HI-EMA. “We ask the public to continuing monitoring news media for updated information.”

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Galen Yoshimoto
Public Information Officer
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Anna Koethe
Public Relations Officer
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