Richard Ha writes:
We have gone into “hurricane mode” here. Tropical Storm Flossie is due to hit the Big Island around 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.
From Hawaii News Now at 8 p.m. Sunday:
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –
Tropical Storm Flossie continues to maintain strength as it inches closer to the islands. As of 8 p.m. Sunday, maximum sustained winds were 60 miles per hour, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) in Honolulu.
Forecasters said at 8 p.m., the storm was located about 260 miles east of Hilo, or 465 miles east of Honolulu. It was moving toward the west at 18 miles per hour.
Winds in excess of 60 mph can knock down banana plants and damage our tomato houses. Our worker safety is top priority.
We’ll see what the 11 p.m. weather report says. I’ll try to post again with an update tomorrow morning, early.