Industry Update #6
Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for both Hawaii County and Maui
County. Kauai County (including Niihau) and the City & County of Honolulu
remain under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Ana is passing south of
the Hawaiian Islands and forecast to maintain its current intensity today,
then weaken through Tuesday. Bands of heavy rainfall, flash flooding,
strong winds, high surf and coastal inundation is expected across the state
As the storm nears, we continue to encourage visitors and residents to stay
out of the ocean, avoid shorelines and other outdoor activities, and heed
all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawaii website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
The HTA will continue to monitor the storm through the weekend. Updated lists of flight delays or cancellations due to the storm, as well as closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/.
For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:
• Central Pacific Hurricane Center: www.weather.gov/cphc
• Hawaii Emergency Management Agency: http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/