TROPICAL STORM GUILLERMO
INDUSTRY UPDATE #1
Monday, August 3, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
As of this morning, Guillermo has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is currently forecast to begin impacting the state on Wednesday, Aug. 5, starting with Hawaii County as early as 7 a.m.
The potential impact of the storm will bring heavy rain with the possibility of flash flooding, high winds, and high surf.
For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites, as well as tuning in to local broadcasts for information and instructions on Guillermo:
- Central Pacific Hurricane Center: www.weather.gov/cphc
- Hawaii Emergency Management Agency: http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/
We advise all of our industry partners to check that your crisis plans are current to ensure the safety of our visitors as well as your employees.
For travel safety tips, please visit the HTA's Travel Smart Hawaii website (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.