State of Emergency: “Hawaii Tropical Storm” Threatens Safety
Over a million people in Hawaii are currently under a state of emergency due to a significant storm, now known as the “Hawaii Tropical Storm“.
This storm, originally named Post-Tropical Storm Calvin, was moving towards Hawaii’s Big Island with a wind speed of 45mph, as reported by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday.
This sudden storm has put the residents and the authorities on high alert, leading to a series of safety measures being put into place.
Downgrade of the Storm and Safety Measures
The NWS downgraded the “Hawaii Tropical Storm” as it started moving south of the state. Despite this downgrade, officials have shut down roads and schools, warning that the risk of flash floods and mudslides is still present.
The storm was expected to pass south of Hawaii County on Wednesday evening, bringing dangerous surf and damaging winds.
The authorities are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the residents and tourists alike, taking all necessary precautions to minimize the impact of the storm.
In anticipation of the “Tropical Storm”, Hawaii’s governor, Josh Green, declared a state of emergency. He closed all state offices and schools on the Big Island on Wednesday. He urged people to be safe and prepare for the storm’s arrival.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority also issued warnings about the storm, asking visitors to avoid unnecessary driving, especially on the east sides of Big Island and Maui.
These measures are a testament to the seriousness of the situation and the potential threat posed by the “Hawaii Tropical Storm”.
Impact of the “Hawaii Tropical Storm” on Hawaii’s Tourism
Hawaii, a popular tourist destination, especially in July, is facing a significant challenge due to the “Hawaii Tropical Storm“. The state’s department of tourism reported that nearly one million visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2022.
However, the storm has led to advisories against hiking, as the wind and rain could impact trails. The storm could affect conditions anywhere in the state, potentially disrupting the tourism industry.
According to the Weather Network, hurricanes and storms are quite rare in Hawaii due to its geographical location. However, the likelihood of a storm hitting the island is higher during the hotter El Niño years.
The impact of climate change on the frequency of storms is still unclear, but increased sea surface temperatures make it more likely for a storm to form.
These storms, like the “Hawaii Tropical Storm“, are likely to be more intense with more extreme rainfall, posing a significant threat to the island’s safety and economy.