There are two extreme hurricanes heading to Hawaii right now!
They could be the first to strike Hawaii in 22 years.
Hurricane Iselle is the first of two storms that could strike Hawaii TODAY. Hurricane Julio could sweep through Hawaii tomorrow. Bad! Really bad! It is forecast that Iselle will slam Hawaii with gusts of up to 85 mph and 25-foot waves.
The winds may cause damage to light-weight buildings and trees. The wind may also cause power outages. Watch out for flying debris. Intense waves and storm surges also will batter the islands. Surf will range from 15 to 25 feet Thursday and together with surges of up to three feet may cause costal flooding. Intense precipitation could lead to life-threatening flash floods.
Satellite imagery from late Wednesday showed both storms spinning through the Pacific toward Hawaii, which is just barely visible on the left.
As the storms barreled toward land, Hawaiians stocked up on supplies and in some cases completely cleaned out stores’ stockpile of things like water.
Parks will be closed beginning Thursday. Reductions in public transit service also were scheduled to coincide with the more intense parts of the storm.