Hurricane Douglas headed for Hawaii

map of Hurricane Douglas approaching Hawaii

Hurricane Douglas is approaching Hawaii and is expected to come close to Hawaii starting late Saturday or early Sunday. [Click to enlarge]

The State of Hawaii is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas this weekend. Douglas formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean this week but recently crossed the 140°W latitude, making it a central Pacific tropical storm.

With sustained winds of 120 mph, Douglas is now a major category-3 hurricane. However, it is expected to weaken to a category-1 hurricane and then a tropical storm as it passes over or near the Hawaiian Islands. Residents and visitors are reminded that even a tropical storm can be deadly, as they bring strong winds, heavy rain, and devastating floods.

Residents of Hawaii are advised to keep informed and to make sure they have a family plan and emergency kit ready. You can learn more about this at our “Protect Your Family” webpage.

To find out more about what you can do to protect yourself during Hurricane Douglas, as well as keep up to date with Douglas, please visit our Hurricane Season advisory page: health.hawaii.gov/prepare/advisories/hurricane-season.

You can also keep up-to-date by visiting the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website: dod.hawaii.gov/hiema.