This is Hurricane information update for Saturday August 1st at 7:00AM.
As of 5:00AM this morning Hawaii Time, Hurricane Guillermo was located approximately 1145 miles east/southeast of Hilo and moving in a west/northwest direction at 14 miles per hour. Currently, Guillermo has sustained winds of 105 miles per hour with higher gusts. No watches or warnings are in effect at this time and the Civil Defense Agency will be maintaining close communication with the National Weather Service and monitoring the system. Please monitor your local radio broadcasts for additional updates. The community is encouraged to take this time to prepare for possible storm impacts that could include high surf, strong winds, and heavy rains. At the current track and rate of advancement, hazardous conditions could begin to affect Hawaii Island in the next few days. Although there is some indication the system will weaken, early preparations are recommended and encouraged.
We are now in Hurricane season. View our Hurricane Preparedness Checklist to ensure your family and your home are safe from a potential hurricane hitting the Hawaiian Islands.