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Announcement to UH ‘Ohana: Prepare now for higher than normal hurricane season

Forecasters predict this season will have a 70 percent chance of being a higher than normal season with the likelihood of five to eight tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific.

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Announcement to University of Hawai‘i ‘Ohana:

The National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office today released its annual forecast for the upcoming hurricane season and now is the time to start preparing for the upcoming months.

Forecasters predict this season will have a 70 percent chance of being a higher than normal season with the likelihood of five to eight tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific. These include tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.

Hurricane season in Hawai‘i occurs roughly between June 1 and November 30.

Last year, Hurricane Lane dumped up to 50 inches of rain and caused damage to parts of Hawaii Island and Maui. UH campuses were forced to close.

The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency great tips and resources

UH Resources

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 contact information is up-to-date.

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the emergency information web page, as well as on social media:

UH Hilo social media accounts:

Pacific Disaster Center’s Disaster Alert

There is also the Pacific Disaster Center’s Disaster Alert desktop version and an app with updated information.

Be safe!

This message was originally sent via email from the UH System Administration Offices to the UH community.