Hawaii Amateur Radio Operators prepare for Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio.

Hurricane Iselle will sweep past the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island sometime Thursday (07 August 2014), to be followed by Tropical Storm Julio sometime late Saturday (09 August 2014).

Eric Grabowski (KH6CQ), the District Emergency Coordinator for the Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (the Hawaii Branch of ARES) has issued "ARES Bulletin 2014.08.06A–Hurricane Warning, 06 August 2014, 11:15 a.m. (local time)."

Here is the text from the National Weather Service in Honolulu (1055 a.m. HST, Wednesday, 06 August 2014):


Iselle marching steadily toward Hawaii and has not weakened.


New Information:  A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Big Island and waters around the Big Island.


A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Maui County and surrounding waters.


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Maui.


A Tropical Storm Warning continues for the Alenuihaha Channel.




Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira says Hurricane Iselle could bring sustained winds of 45 to 55 mph, with gusts to 65 mph and 5 to 8 inches of rainfall to Hawaii Island by late Thursday.  Tropical Storm Julio is about two days behind Hurricane Iselle and could bring more wind and heavy showers to windward sections of all Hawaiian Islands.  The National Weather Service in Honolulu says Iselle will bring widespread flooding beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through Friday.  Public schools on Hawaii Island and Maui are closed Thursday, because many schools are being used as emergency shelters.


Hawaii amateur radio operators are standing by to render communications assistance to county civil defense offices, the American Red Cross, and to area hospitals.


This going to be a very wet, windy, and dangerous weekend.  Hawaii County officials add that strong winds may impact power lines, internet service, and cellular  telephone towers.


Hopefully, this website will still be operational after Friday.  My emergency gear is ready to go.


Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).



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