It is a perfect storm.
It is a hurricane that could be very serious.
It could be a super storm, or a mild one.
There is so much potential for both.
The storm is forecast to be a Category 5, with maximum sustained winds of up to 155 mph.
That would be a very serious hurricane, the Hawaii County Weather Service said.
It has the potential to cause damage and widespread flooding.
Hawaii’s biggest concern is the possibility of damaging storm surge, which could create flooding in the islands.
That is the potential for damage to the Waikiki area.
The Waikilii County Office of Emergency Management is also preparing for the worst.
“There’s so much to worry about.
It’s going to be so dangerous,” said Kevin Ollis, director of the county’s weather office.
“I know we have people who have their lives at risk.”
Ollis said the storm is not forecast to impact the Waianae and Kaimuki areas.
“We have a lot of people that work on the islands and have jobs there and they are concerned about their livelihoods and the people who work in those areas,” he said.
In the southern islands, the storm could create power outages.
“There’s not enough power in the state,” Olles said.
Hawaii Power is warning that power outage could extend as far south as the central islands.
“Our power systems are working, but we have to protect those people who are still at home,” said Ken Kamau, director for Hawaii Power’s Hawaii region.
“The next thing we’re concerned about is the impact of storm surge.”
The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and winds of 80 mph to the central and southern parts of the state.
The forecast for that area is for a high of 75 mph, which would be dangerous for a lot more people.
The National Weather Service is warning of flooding and erosion in the Central, Northern and Southern islands.
The Hawaii County Office says there is a strong chance of strong winds, heavy rainfall and possibly severe flooding.
A severe storm is a Category 4 hurricane.
It is dangerous for people to travel and for people and their pets to be in the same area at the same time.
“It’s a very dangerous storm,” said Chris Hahn, deputy chief of the Honolulu Fire Department.
The city is taking precautions, and officials are trying to evacuate residents who live in the area.
The storm could bring flooding in Waikilani, the largest town in the Hawaiian Islands.
Hahn said there is concern about the possibility that the city could be underwater.
“A lot of homes are under water, which is a big concern,” Hahn told KITV.
“When you have this kind of storm, the worst is yet to come.”
In Kaimukihi, there is also concern about flooding.
The area is near the Waialae National Wildlife Refuge and is near Waikoloa and the Wailea islands.
The refuge is being used as a shelter for people in flood-prone areas.
There are some structures in the refuge that are floating, but officials are concerned that water could come up the refuge’s drain pipes and flood homes.
There are also concerns about the potential impact of a hurricane on the Kona area, the second-largest city in Hawaii.
It was hit hard by Hurricane Katia last year, and it has seen more flooding than many other coastal areas.
Kona was hit particularly hard by the storm.
“Kona is facing some very heavy rains that could come down on a wide area,” said Kim Pappas, an emergency management specialist with the county.
“That’s very dangerous.”
In the Big Island, the Big Wind, which normally blows out to sea, is expected this weekend to bring winds up to 80 mph, with heavy rain.
The Big Wind is forecasted to bring up to 6 inches of rain.
The big threat is the threat of tornadoes.
There has been a lot to prepare for this year.
We are preparing, and we are ready for it.
The Hawaii County Disaster Management team is planning to conduct tornado drills and provide support for storm damage.
“This is a very significant year in terms of what we are looking at in terms to prepare and to protect our citizens,” Hahn said.
“And we will take the necessary measures to ensure we’re prepared.”
A tropical storm warning was issued for the Big Islands.
The warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Thursday.