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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Statewide Coordination for Tropical Storm Kilo Remains Flexible

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners on the latest on Tropical Storm Kilo’s intensity and track this afternoon.

As of the 11 a.m. NWS advisory, Kilo is 480 miles SSE of Hilo and continues to move WNW at 16 mph. There is a very large cone of uncertainty for Kilo’s eventual track and strength. There is a large moisture band wrapping around Kilo that will impact the entire state with the potential for heavy rain starting on Sunday.

“HI-EMA continues its coordination and preparedness efforts with our county and state level partners,” said Vern Miyagi, the HI-EMA Executive Officer. “Tropical Storm Kilo has a large cone of uncertainty, but we must remain prepared. We thank our county and state partners for their flexibility in preparation in the face of this uncertainty.”

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