Hawaii Prepares For ‘Extremely Rare’ Double Storm Hit

Hawaii is preparing for two major storm systems this week, beginning with Hurricane Iselle, which is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by the time it makes landfall on Thursday. Hurricane Julio is expected on Saturday, again after weakening into a tropical storm. Hawaii Public Radio’s Bill Dorman says residents and tourists are getting ready for the heavy rains, rough seas and 60 mph winds expected from the storms: “School officials across Hawaii County and Maui County have already cancelled classes for Thursday. The same day, the National Weather Service says a flash flood warning will cover the entire island chain. That includes the most populous island of Oahu … home to Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the tourist magnet of Waikiki Beach.” Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management urges residents to have seven days’ worth of supplies on hand.

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