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Tropical Cyclone Barbara Weakening, Residents Should Remain Vigilant

Tropical Cyclone Barbara has significantly degenerated and is no longer classified as a tropical cyclone – but residents and visitors are reminded to remain vigilant through the weekend and during this hurricane season.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported that Maui County could still receive 3 to 5 inches of rain with potential for localized flooding beginning late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Trade winds could also reach 40 miles per hour with possible high surf as the storm passes south of Maui County.

This is only the second named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, so residents are strongly encouraged to prepare their household by making an emergency kit, creating a plan and staying informed. Residents also are asked to conserve water during heavy rain and high wind events, which can cause power outages affecting the County’s treatment and distribution operations.

The County of Maui would like to thank the Maui and Hawaii emergency management agencies and the National Weather Service for continuing to monitor this storm and keeping our community informed. The County would also like to thank the public for their cooperation in preparing for the storm.

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