Gov. David Ige, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and federal, state, and county emergency management officials addressed storm preparations ahead of Olivia.
Olivia is expected to move over the Hawaiian Islands as a tropical storm late Tuesday into Wednesday.
However, officials warn, Hawaii is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges, and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state.
“Conditions can change at any point,” Ige said. “We are committed to protecting lives and keeping critical infrastructure operational to help facilitate recovery efforts after the impact.”
All emergency officials and first responders are in constant communications to keep all Hawaii communities safe, Ige stressed.
Residents are urged to stay updated and be prepared for severe weather.
“We do know that we are all working together and as different needs occur in each county, we are all working together to provide assurances and work to keep our community safe.”
In addition to our newscasts, KHON2 will air hourly updates on Tropical Storm Olivia on-air and online through the 11 p.m. update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.