County Preparing for Hurricane Hector

County Preparing for Hurricane Hector

Hurricane Hector was swirling harmlessly in the Pacific about 1,700 miles east of Big Island but it grew into a category three hurricane on Friday as its maximum sustained winds reached 120mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). "We want to remind the public we are in the middle of the hurricane season and we urge people to take the weekend to prepare their homes and families for impacts that could be felt statewide", Tom Travis, Hawaii's Administrator of Emergency Management, said in a news release. The storm could make a direct hit near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which has been spewing lava and molten rock since it erupted May 3. Hector related weather forecast impacts for other islands will need to wait until the time period gets closer.

So far, lava from Kilauea volcano destroyed buildings and homes causing thousands to evacuate nearby areas, but in mid-July, a lava bomb from the volcano hit a nearby boat and injured 23 people.

Deanna Marks, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Hilo office, told emergency workers this morning at Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo that there is a 33 percent chance Hector will bring tropical storm force winds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour to South Point.

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018
In 2012, the last time Dallas County saw a major outbreak of West Nile virus, 398 residents contracted the virus and 21 died. The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has recorded its first human case of West Nile virus this year.

The NHC said: "A motion toward the west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through Monday night, followed by a westward motion Tuesday and Wednesday".

Rain: Rains from the deep tropical moisture surrounding Hector could affect the Puna and Kau Districts of Hawaii Island, and some of those rain showers may be locally heavy at times, especially on east and southeast-facing slopes. After that, gradual weakening is expected Monday night through Wednesday.

Scientists differ over how hurricanes and volcanoes might interact, including the question of whether low atmospheric pressure from a major cyclone could help trigger an eruption, and much remains unknown on the subject.

Related Articles

  • Elon Musk isn't kidding, Tesla board confirms TSLA could go private

    Elon Musk isn't kidding, Tesla board confirms TSLA could go private

    Of course, going private probably won't require anywhere near that much money, based on how Musk wants it all to go down. But they did not reveal who or what institution Musk may have been referring to when he posted "funding secured".
    Liverpool 3-1 Torino: Reds end pre-season with victory at Anfield

    Liverpool 3-1 Torino: Reds end pre-season with victory at Anfield

    Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates. However, it was Fabinho who perhaps got off to the worst possible start.
    OH  12th Congressional District Special Election Results

    OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

    William Lacy Clay faces a challenge from the left from Cori Bush, a nurse and activist who has campaigned with Ocasio-Cortez. And in suburban Seattle, three Democrats are vying in a jungle primary for the seat held by another retiring Republican, Rep.
  • Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates

    Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates

    Almost 100 global students in Waterloo Region could be affected as tensions heat up between Saudi Arabia and Canada. It stopped medical treatment of Saudis in Canada and made arrangements to bring home Saudi patients.
    Brad Pitt's Child Support

    Brad Pitt's Child Support

    A document surfaced earlier this summer, which showed their judge ordered Jolie to give Pitt more time with their six children. In 2006, Pitt adopted Jolie's children, Maddox and Zahara , both of whom were adopted by Jolie prior to their marriage.
    Arsenal's Stan Kroenke Makes Offer To Take Full Ownership Of Club

    Arsenal's Stan Kroenke Makes Offer To Take Full Ownership Of Club

    The statement on the London Stock Exchange said KSE, a DE corporation owned by Kroenke, holds 41,743 Arsenal shares. To do that he has a loan agreement with Deutsche Bank to lend him £557m, allowing him to fund the takeover.
  • Unveiling of provincial buck a beer scheme expected today

    Unveiling of provincial buck a beer scheme expected today

    However, brewers are not required to charge less, and the lower minimum price is expected to exclude draft beer and excludes the bottle deposit.
    New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

    New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

    Lawyers for Collins released a statement expressing confidence he would be "completely vindicated and exonerated". Long sat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which addresses health policy.
    China to hit back at USA  with 60 billion dollars tariffs

    China to hit back at USA with 60 billion dollars tariffs

    Beijing's Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said the tariffs would range from 5 percent to 25 percent. Chinese state media on Monday lashed out at U.S.
  • Carrie Underwood Reveals She's Pregnant With 2nd Child

    Carrie Underwood Reveals She's Pregnant With 2nd Child

    At the end of 2017, the singer suffered a fall outside her home that resulted in a broken wrist and more than 40 stitches. Carrie looks absolutely delighted in the Instagram post, and we couldn't be happier for her to be adding to her brood.
    Apple Bans Most InfoWars Podcasts Over Hate Speech

    Apple Bans Most InfoWars Podcasts Over Hate Speech

    Jones has a history of promoting conspiracy theories, such as his false claim that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Several users on Twitter pointed out the seeming inconsistency of Twitter's policies.
    Mourinho closes door on Pogba exit

    Mourinho closes door on Pogba exit

    In spite of Mourinho telling the press that all is well between them, these recent rumours have proved otherwise. The club's pre-season tour of the United States has hardly increased confidence in Mourinho's project.