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Tropical Storm Olivia updates

Latest update September 12, 2018, 12:00 a.m. 

There is no active emergency notification.

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Update Sept. 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

From National Weather Service via Twitter.

Olivia has become a Tropical Storm. Please keep in mind that the difference between a Cat 1 and a TS is only 5 mph! The threat of damaging winds, flooding rain, high surf, and storm surge still remains. No change to watches/warnings.

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Update Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m

From the UH Hilo Office of the Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs

We are actively monitoring Hurricane Olivia and its potential impact to the UH Hilo community. Hawaiʻi Island is now under a Tropical Storm Warning; a warning is issued about 36 hours in advance of the potential event. On its current course, Olivia could bring heavy rains and strong gusts as soon as Tuesday to the eastern part of the state.

There are no closures at this time and classes and events are continuing as currently scheduled.

During hurricane season, residents should discuss emergency preparedness with friends and family. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

Hurricane updates are available at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.

Updates will be posted on the  UH Hilo home page , @hawaii.edu emails, and @UHHilo on Facebook and Twitter.

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