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Tropical Storm Flossie 2013: Emergency preparedness tips by FEMA

Tropical Storm Flossie is expected to cause flooding and waves up to 18 feet high even mudslides, tornadoes and waterspouts in some areas.

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Flossie 2013 is forecast to make landfall on the northern tip of the Big Island Monday morning.

Hawaii Gov. has signed an emergency proclamation in preparation of Tropical Storm Flossie. The U.S. Coast Guard has closed ports on the Big Island and Maui.  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a series of emergency preparedness tips for Hawaiians. FEMA has urged residents to listen to the instructions of local officials. Hawaii residents are said to stay away from flood waters and follow the direction of emergency management officials.

Following the University of Hawaii, all campuses on Hawaii Island will be closed on Monday, Hawaii News Now reported.

Tropical storm Flossie may be the first to hit Hawaii since 1992. Hawaii hasn’t been hit by a tropical storm or hurricane since 1992 Hurricane Iniki, Bloomberg reported.

Related post: Hurricane prediction 2013 list

Tropical Storm Flossie Trajectory
Tropical Storm Flossie is currently located 190 km ENE of Hilo and 465 km E of Honolulu, Hawaii. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County, Maui County including the islands of Maui, Molokai Lanai and Kahoolawe, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau.

About Tropical Storm Flossie 2013
Tropical Storm Flossie is the sixth named storm of the annual hurricane season which is currently approaching Hawaii. First of all, a tropical storm watch was issued for Hawaii and Maui counties on July 27. A flash flood watch has been issued for all of Hawaii between July 29 and 30.

According to Wikipedia, the name Flossie has been used for one tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean, five tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and nine tropical cyclones in the western Pacific.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 29, 2013

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