A kite surfer rides a wave as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in the neighborhood of Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on some parts of the islands if it hits late Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
HONOLULU – The Last tropical storm Olivia and her impact on Hawaii (all times local):
Heavy rain has been reported on Maui and the northern part of the Big Island as a Tropical Storm Olivia goes through Hawaii.
Storm warnings were in place Wednesday for the islands of Maui and Oahu, but have been canceled for the Big Island of Kauai.
The National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye in Honolulu, says the small islands around Maui also be affected. A flash flood warning was issued for Molokai (MOL’-oh-kye), and a wind gust of 51 mph (82 km / h) was reported overnight at the airport on Lanai.
She says sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph (32 to 48 km / h) have been reported in many locations in Maui County.
Winds should continue for most of Wednesday, and Dye says that it will rain on Maui for several days.
The storm is also expected to later impact the most populated island, Oahu.
Dye says that some showers were moving across the island Wednesday morning.
Maui is a craving down to heavy rainfall and strong winds as a gradual weakening of the tropical storm barrels toward Hawaii.
Forecasters said Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) of rain on the islands, with some places getting as much as 15 inches (38 cm).
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is urging residents to save water and warned that they should plan for power outages, landslides, high waves, fallen trees and flooded roads.
Honolulu is the hope that it will be spared the worst.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says city offices will be open as usual. City buses also will be normally performed as long as the wind is not too strong.
Olivia became a hurricane earlier this week, but is slowly losing power as it gets closer to Hawaii.