Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Hurricane Hector is coming to Hawaii

Hurricane Hector is coming to Hawaii

Hurricane Hector has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) with stronger gusts possible. The latest advisory from the Pacific Hurricane Center clocked the storm moving west at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour.

As a precaution, Hawaii County officials have closed three beaches - Whittington, Punaluu and Milolii beach parks - on Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles.

Hurricane Hector has weakened slightly as it continues its path across the central pacific. It was centered about 1,135 miles (1,825 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and it was moving toward the west at 14 mph (22 kph).

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Four German children suffering from hypothermia were taken to hospital in Bagnols-sur-Ceze, around 65 miles from Montpellier. Rescue operations were in place at three different campsites in the region on Thursday. "No one has suitcases".

A tropical storm warning was in place Wednesday for the Big Island with gusty winds, rain and risky surf possible. Risky rip currents will also be possible near the Big Island and Maui.

"There will also be an increase in surf over the rest of the Hawaiian Islands through Friday".

Hawaii is said to hold its primary elections this weekend.

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