Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. Hurricane Douglas is moving away from the Hawaiian Islands and a hurricane warning is issued for portions of the Papahanaumokukea Marine National Monument. Douglas had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) in the afternoon. About 300 people evacuated to the Hawaii Convention Center on the edge of Waikiki. Kauai would see the worst of the storm in the evening, possibly after dark. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urged residents to take the threat seriously, saying Oahu has repeatedly gotten lucky in recent years as hurricanes bearing down on the island have ultimately fizzled out or veered away. All Rights Reserved. Forecasters said the Category 1 hurricane would pass close to Oahu and potentially even make a direct hit on the island, which is home to state's biggest city of Honolulu. Ballard said the storm was tracking west-northwest over the island chain and any variation of the path closer could bring much worse weather. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Hurricane Douglas was widely advertised as having the potential to become only the third landfalling hurricane on record in Hawaii, but Douglas apparently had other plans. CD Projekt Changes Developer Bonus Structure After Buggy Release, Sweden’s Covid Workers Are Quitting in Dangerous Numbers, Are Tesla’s Shares Worth $90 or $780? Honolulu (AP) -- Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Maui on Sunday as Hurricane Douglas swirled off the coast of Hawaii and officials urged residents to take shelter. A direct hit on Oahu still remains a possibility, he said. "Just make sure I had enough food, you know, enough extra water, which I usually do anyway, so that's about it," he said. Oahu, Kauai and Maui were all under a hurricane warning, though a hurricane watch was canceled for the Big Island. Every one of those indicated they would shelter-in-place and not seek refuge at a hurricane shelter. Updated on: July 26, 2020 / 9:15 PM © 2020 The Associated Press. “I’ve seen a lot worse,” said Stevens, who has lived on Maui since 1987. The southern eyewall of Douglas tracked just north of Maui, Oahu and Kauai, sparing those islands from seeing the worst of the hurricane's strong winds and heavy rainfall. Preparation for hurricane Douglas in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 25. So that's a big concern," he said. Despite earlier warnings that Douglas could pass directly over the islands, surfers hit the waves and selfie-takers flocked to the shoreline on Oahu. Forecasters are warning powerful winds, rain and storm surge could inflict damage. Douglas had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) in the afternoon. Wall Street Can’t Decide, Oracle Moves Headquarters to Texas, Joining Valley Exodus, Merkel Orders Germany Into Hard Lockdown as Infections Swell. Hawaiian Airlines canceled all Sunday flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland and also between the islands. By Sunday afternoon, Hurricane Douglas is forecast to pass about 30 miles north of the island of Maui and have sustained winds of 80 mph. Gov. David Ige said residents should already have their 14-day emergency supply kit in place, but because of COVID-19, he encouraged people to add masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. UPDATE: The latest information on Douglas (BIVN) – Hurricane Douglas is 60 miles northeast of Honolulu as of 5 p.m. HST, and moving west northwest at 16 mph. On Maui, 22 people were at five shelters around the island. Maximum sustained winds are at 85 mph and movement continues toward the WNW at 16 mph. The storm approaches as Hawaii grapples with increasing COVID-19 numbers. Bringing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, Hurricane Douglas swirled about 90 miles northwest of Kahului, Hawaii, and about 60 miles northeast of Honolulu, Oahu, the National Hurricane Center said. Ballard said the storm was tracking west-northwest over the island chain and any variation of the path closer could bring much worse weather. Story updated at 8 a.m., 7/27/20 Hurricane Douglas narrowly skirted Hawaii on Sunday and early Monday as the storm passed just north of the islands. The center of Hurricane Douglas, which Ballard called a “pretty nasty hurricane,” appears to have passed within 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north of Hana, Maui. Governor David Ige said residents should already have their 14-day emergency supply kit in place, but because of COVID-19, he encouraged people to add masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. / AP. President Trump issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii because of the hurricane, directing federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts. Hurricane Douglas: 10 a.m. Update from Kauai Ashley Nagaoka reports from Kauai, which could see the heaviest impacts of Hurricane Douglas late Sunday and early Monday. At 11 a.m., the National Weather Service said Hurricane Douglas was approximately 55 miles east-northeast of Kahalui, Maui, and roughly 140 miles east of Honolulu with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. (CNN) Douglas has rapidly intensified into a Category 3 hurricane on Thursday with wind speeds of 120 mph. At mid-afternoon, the storm was 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Honolulu. UPDATE: The latest information on Douglas (BIVN) – As of 5 a.m. this morning, Hurricane Douglas remains a dangerous hurricane, 85 miles northeast of Hilo and moving west-northwest near 16 mph. Rainfall was expected to be between 5-15 inches. Hurricane Douglas tracker update: Major storm heading STRAIGHT for Hawaii HURRICANE DOUGLAS could hit the islands of Hawaii over the weekend, meteorologists have predicted. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urged residents to take the threat seriously, saying Oahu has repeatedly gotten lucky in recent years as hurricanes bearing down on the island have ultimately fizzled out or veered away. Hurricane Douglas swirls 'uncomfortably close' to Hawaii Forecasters said Kauai would see the worst of Hurricane Douglas in the evening, possibly after dark.
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