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Special Alert

HURRICANE IGNACIO

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August 28, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
 
INDUSTRY UPDATE #1
Hurricane Ignacio  
 

As of 8:30 a.m., Hurricane Ignacio was located 840 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour as a category 1 hurricane. The storm’s track is highly uncertain at this time, but it is important that we begin to prepare for its potential impacts. The state could begin to feel the impacts as early as Sunday evening.

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. 

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites, as well as tuning in to local broadcasts for information and instructions on Ignacio: 

For visitor related information and a list of closures due to the weather, please visit the ‘Special Alert’ section of the HTA website www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert.

We understand that it has been an active hurricane season, but we continue to encourage all of our industry partners to ensure that your crisis plans are current for the safety of our visitors as well as your employees.  

For travel safety tips, please visit the HTA’s Travel Smart Hawai‘i website at www.travelsmarthawaii.com and download the Travel Safety Brochure, which is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We recommend familiarizing visitors with this information. 

The HTA will continue to provide any storm-related updates that may impact visitors. If you or any of your staff wish to receive our updates, please sign up at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org.  

For HTA's official statement, please click here.

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August 29, 2015, 10:30 a.m

INDUSTRY UPDATE #2

Hurricane Ignacio

Due to Hurricane Ignacio, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawaii County. Hurricane Ignacio is currently located about 625 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving west-northwest at 8 miles per hour as a category 3 hurricane. Ignacio is expected to weaken beginning Sunday and the state could begin to feel the impacts as early as Sunday evening

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites, as well as tuning in to local broadcasts for information and instructions on Ignacio:

For visitor related information and a list of closures due to the weather, please visit the  ‘Special Alert’ section of the HTA website www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert

For travel safety tips, please visit the HTA’s Travel Smart Hawai‘i website at www.travelsmarthawaii.com and download the Travel Safety Brochure, which is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We recommend familiarizing visitors with this information

We also encourage all of our industry partners to ensure that your crisis plans are current for the safety of our visitors as well as your employees. It is important that we begin to prepare for its potential impacts

The HTA will continue to provide any storm-related updates that may impact visitors. If you or any of your staff wish to receive our updates, please sign up at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org.

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August 30, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

INDUSTRY UPDATE #3

Hurricane Ignacio

As of 11 a.m., Hurricane Ignacio was located about 400 miles east of Hilo and was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour as a category 3 hurricane. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County. Although Ignacio is weakening, the state could begin to feel the impacts as early as Monday evening.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites, as well as tuning in to local broadcasts for information and instructions on Ignacio:

For visitor related information and a list of closures due to the weather, please visit the 'Special Alert' section of the HTA website www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert.

For travel safety tips, please visit the HTA's Travel Smart Hawaii website atwww.travelsmarthawaii.com and download the Travel Safety Brochure, which is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. We recommend familiarizing visitors with this information.

We also encourage all of our industry partners to ensure that your crisis plans are current for the safety of our visitors as well as your employees. It is important that we begin to prepare for its potential impacts.

The HTA will continue to provide any storm-related updates that may impact visitors. If you or any of your staff wish to receive our updates, please sign up at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org

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For information regarding Hurricane Ignacio, plese visit the following sites:
 

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