*** Special Edition 2 *** Representative Holt's Message
Welina me ke Aloha (greetings with regards):
As Tropical Cyclone Olivia approaches Hawaii from the east—the ninth hurricane to form in a line of storms that have moved through the Central Pacific this season — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding Hawaii residents not to be complacent, but to prepare for what could be a major natural disaster affecting the entire state.
Forecast models project Hawaii Island and Maui County could be closest to the center of the storm overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Potential impacts from Olivia include:
Tropical-storm-force winds (39 to 73 mph) are possible for some areas by late Tuesday into Wednesday.
Torrential rains of up to 10 to 15 inches (and 20 inches in some spots) could fall on the Big Island and Maui, which are still recovering from flooding associated with Hurricane Lane.
Large surf is possible for the entire island chain, and the surf could be "damaging" in some areas.
While Maui and the Big Island are expected to get the brunt of Olivia's impacts, much of the state remains in the "cone of uncertainty," meaning if Olivia sways a little off the path, any island could see impacts.
We also want the public to remember that although Olivia has weakened somewhat and is forecast to hit as a tropical storm, it still presents a real and significant danger to life and property. Don’t be fooled by jargon. We encourage everyone to prepare appropriately and immediately.”
As always, our office is here to serve you, so please feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns you might have at (808) 586-6180 or via email at email@example.com.
E noho maluhia (remain safe),
BE SAFE, PREPARED & REMAIN INFORMED
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
Children's Compassion Association International (CCAI) presentation and Fund drives: An opportunity for you to ask questions about our efforts to help children and families. An opportunity for you to understand how easy it is to get involved with saving lives and helping "little people that have so little".
This Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Walmart, 700 Keeamoku St., we will be working on increasing sending canned food, hygiene items, infant items, and first aid items to families and children in a famine. Because of the continued damage to rice farms from typhoons their main food supplies are being damaged. This causes the cost of rice to skyrocket way beyond their fragile incomes.
Regardless of where you meet a hungry children or families on the streets where you live or where we help hungry children, "It's always good to give food and basic needs to children and families" until you learn why they live in poverty. Money is fluid. It can be easily taken away from the needs of feeding and helping children.
We appreciate your compassion for others that have so little.
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