According to the National Weather Service, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the island of Oahu. The warning was issued at 11:32 a.m. HST, July 28, 2013. 

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours somewhere within the specified areas. Tropical storms often bring strong winds, storm surge accompanied by dangerous waves, significant rainfall and the risk for flash flooding in many areas.

Closely monitor the storm and take steps now to be prepared. Stay away from flood waters, never drive through flooded roadways and follow the direction of emergency officials.Listen to the instructions of local officials. Local officials make decisions on sheltering in place or going to your pre-designated safe meeting location.

  • ¬†Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast. Follow local radio and TV reports, as well as forecasts from the National Weather Service, to check the progress of the storm.

  • Have your survival kits available. Have important supplies ready to sustain you and your family, if needed. This includes water, a battery-powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, cell phone charger, medicines, non-perishable food, and first aid supplies.

  • Students in residence Halls please check with your RA or RD for further information.

  • Refer to the University website ( to learn if classes are canceled or the University is closed.