Strengthening storm could bring 40-foot waves, damage to Hawaii

The forecast is showing the Pacific storm coming near the Hawaii Island chain Saturday night, and especially early Sunday.
2:04 | 02/09/19

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Transcript for Strengthening storm could bring 40-foot waves, damage to Hawaii
The department and that emergency management says the storm surge could devastate homes along whose North Shore particularly. Those on the stretch from Mobley eons as sun set and further up the coast many of those homes are already on image from past battles with erosion. Members of the emergency management reserve corps will be dispatched to the North Shore to help in any way they canned this weekend. And it may involve opening emergency shelters for people who evacuate their homes no shelters have been opened yet but if there is a need there will be alerts from the county. Right now Norse or residents are asked to prepare. This particular. A wetter pattern that we're seeing now. The National Weather Service is telling us that they have a seen a pattern like this in some time until we don't exactly know what impact they're going to be but the potential is sickness. Now emergency management officials asked people who live on the north turn to take whatever precautions they need such as stocking up on food are sandbags. They also watch out for washed out rose on this message is directed also. And visitors who may want to travel to see those epic swells and the weights do get as large they predicted. They could impact all of Oahu shores. Do you think it's just biggest projected we will see wrapper on the facts at places like sandy beach even diamond head. Coming down around the besides that one of the things we'd like to emphasize that no matter where you are on the beaches are on the shorelines. There is a potential for a wave run up and usually highway product. Leeward and windward coast could see those impacts as well. Now Honolulu as ocean safety teens are prepared to dispatch more lifeguards. If needed and with the potential for strong winds county officials urged residents to tie down any loose objects outside. And be prepared for any blowing debris now if there is any wind damage like downed utility poles or trees. The county will work with state departments to clear them and they ask you to call 911 if your find yourself in a compromise situation. Reporting live in the newsroom Eliza Larson KI TV for island news.

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