The Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs between June 1 and November 30. The path of a hurricane can cause mass destruction to homes and property. The National Weather Service will issue a Hurricane Watch or Warning, in the event of an approaching hurricane.
A hurricane or tropical storm watch means the threat of hurricane or tropical storm conditions exists for designated islands within 36 hours.
When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watch is issued, it is recommended to:
A hurricane or tropical storm warning means hurricane or tropical storm conditions are expected to occur for designated islands within 24 hours. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 mph or more are expected in a specific area in 24 hours or less. A Hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or waves continue even though winds may be less than 74 mph.
When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning is issued:
During an emergency, supplies are in high demand and many stores will sell its supplies quickly. Having a Disaster Supply Kit on hand will prepare you and your family in the event of a hurricane.