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Special Alert

TROPICAL STORM ANA

We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Ana and its potential impacts on the Hawaiian Islands. Please continue to check here for updates.

Useful Resources
Safety information:   Travel Smart Hawaii (Online "Travel Safety Tips" brochure in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean) 
Official Forecasts:     Central Pacific Huricane Center
Preparedness:           Hawaii Emergency Management Agency or American Red Cross 
 

For a list of parks, attractions & activties closures, click here.

For a list of flight delays or cancellations, click here.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE #9

October 19, 2014, 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service has downgraded Ana to a Tropical Storm. Kauai County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch. The City & County of Honolulu remains under a flash flood warning, as the storm continues to move west past the Hawaiian Islands. Heavy rainfall and high surf is expected across the state through Monday.

Visitors and residents should continue to exercise caution and heed all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawaii website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

An updated list of flight cancellations as well as closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can also be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:

This will be the final update from the HTA regarding Tropical Storm Ana, pending further developments.

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE #8

October 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

Tropical Storm Watch for the City & County of Honolulu has been canceled, while Kauai County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the storm’s proximity to the island of Niihau. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Maui County, City & County of Honolulu and Kauai County. Bands of heavy rainfall, flash flooding, strong winds, high surf and coastal inundation is expected across the state through Monday.

We continue to encourage visitors and residents to stay out of the ocean, avoid shorelines and other outdoor activities, and heed all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawaii website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Below is a list of flight cancellations for today, Sunday, Oct. 19. Visitors should contact their airline to confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport.

CANCELED FLIGHTS

As of 8 a.m., Sun. Oct. 19, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

Flight #

Departure City

Arrival City

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

HA103

Honolulu, Oahu

Lihue, Kauai

HA123

Honolulu, Oahu

Lihue, Kauai

HA333

Honolulu, Oahu

Lihue, Kauai

HA303

Honolulu, Oahu

Lihue, Kauai

HA104

Lihue, Kauai

Honolulu, Oahu

HA124

Lihue, Kauai

Honolulu, Oahu

HA304

Lihue, Kauai

Honolulu, Oahu

HA508

Lihue, Kauai

Kahului, Maui

HA535

Kahului, Maui

Lihue, Kauai

ISLAND AIR

All Island Air flights will be suspended.

An updated list of closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can also be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE #7

October 18, 2014, 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Kauai County, due to the storm’s proximity to the island of Niihau. The City & County of Honolulu remains under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Ana is currently located south of Kauai and forecast to begin to weaken tonight through Monday. Bands of heavy rainfall, flash flooding, strong winds, high surf and coastal inundation is expected across the state through Monday.

We continue to encourage visitors and residents to stay out of the ocean, avoid shorelines and other outdoor activities, and heed all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawaii website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

An updated list of closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE #6

October 18, 2014, 9 a.m.

Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for both Hawaii County and Maui County. Kauai County (including Niihau) and the City & County of Honolulu remain under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Ana is passing south of the Hawaiian Islands and forecast to maintain its current intensity today, then weaken through Tuesday. Bands of heavy rainfall, flash flooding, strong winds, high surf and coastal inundation is expected across the state through Monday.

As the storm nears, we continue to encourage visitors and residents to stay out of the ocean, avoid shorelines and other outdoor activities, and heed all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawaii website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

The HTA will continue to monitor the storm through the weekend. Updated lists of flight delays or cancellations due to the storm, as well as closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE #5

October 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Hawai‘i County, Maui County, Kaua‘i County (including Ni‘ihau), and the City & County of Honolulu remain under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Ana is forecast to slowly weaken, returning to a Tropical Storm by Sunday morning and is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding, strong and damaging winds, high surf and coastal inundation across the state from Friday through Monday.

As the storm nears, we continue to encourage visitors and residents to stay out of the ocean, avoid shorelines and other outdoor activities, and heed all warnings by state and county officials. The HTA has safety tips available on their Travel Smart Hawai‘i website (www.travelsmarthawaii.com) in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Visitors currently in or traveling to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming days should continue to monitor weather reports and follow up with their accommodations and airlines to confirm reservations. Visitors should contact their airlines to confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport.

The HTA will continue to monitor the storm through the weekend. Updated lists of flight delays or cancellations due to the storm, as well as closures of statewide parks, attractions and activities can be found on the HTA website at http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert/.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites:

·        Central Pacific Hurricane Center: www.weather.gov/cphc

·        Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency: http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE #4
 

October 17, 2014, 11 a.m.

At 11 a.m. the National Weather Service (NWS) issued Tropical Storm Watches for Maui County, Kauai County (including Niihau), and the City and County of Honolulu. NWS continues the Tropical Storm Watch for Hawaii County issued on Wednesday.  Ana is now at Hurricane strength and is forecast to slowly weaken to a Tropical Storm on Saturday and into Sunday. The storm is ex

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