Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Gwen Vasquez
September 10, 2018

Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

"Right now, Olivia is tracking westward, south of the ridge", said John Bravender, warning coordination meteorologist at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Hawaii residents are on edge again as the latest storm threat shows Hurricane Olivia headed for the Islands. By Wednesday evening, the storm's expected to have about 50 mph winds some 145 miles west of Kailua-Kona.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster also declared a state of emergency on Saturday, and South Carolina's Emergency Management Division urged South Carolina residents to begin preparing their property for Florence's effects. As a result, a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

School closures may be expected for midweek, similar to what happened with Hurricane Gordon in the southeast USA, given the potential for another foot or more of rain.

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"Olivia may get even closer than Lane did or directly across the chain, bringing localized damaging winds and possibly intense rain fall, flooding, very high surf and storm surge".

Two hurricanes are churning in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, the National Weather Service said Friday. With a turn more to the northwest expected through this week, it'll only remain as a tropical storm before it weakens by Thursday.

They say because of global warming and higher water temperatures farther north, along with signs of El Niño, hurricanes are now following a new and more menacing route.

Forecasters say Olivia is forecast to be a strong tropical storm off the Big Island by Tuesday and forward speed may decrease a little over the next day. Hurricane Isaac is now located 1,305 miles west of the Windward Islands with sustained wind speeds of 75 mph.

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