Hurricane awareness seminars priceless

The close call last month with a tropical storm that decided to go away

and not become a hurricane was a wakeup call for Kauaians who forgot about

being prepared for big storms. To help make sure they don’t forget again,

Hawai’i State Public Library System is temporarily switching its focus from

books to hurricane awareness.

A series of seminars around the state,

co-sponsored by the library system and the National Weather Service and ending

with one on Kaua’i at the Koloa Library at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, explain the

when, where and how of hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions.

Also dispensed is information that can help islanders protect themselves and

their property from high surf, high wind and flash floods.

The expert

advice really is from experts—four officials from Central Pacific Hurricane

Center, which issues tropical cyclone watches, warnings and advisories for

Hawai’i.

The seminars are free. The information is priceless.

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