Preparing for Hurricane Douglas


Hurricane Douglas
, the first hurricane of the 2020 central Pacific hurricane season, is approaching Hawaii and is forecast to reach our state on Sunday. Although this major hurricane is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it passes over or near the islands, Douglas will likely bring strong winds, dangerous surf conditions, heavy rain, and possible flooding. It is not certain which parts of Hawaii will feel the most impact, but residents across the state should expect severe weather, some as early as Saturday evening.


The Department of Health reminds everyone to:





  • Stay informed.  You can get the latest information by monitoring local news broadcasts and by signing up for local emergency notification systems at the following webpages:



For more information on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, along with the latest updates on Douglas, visit


For more information on steps to take to reduce the harm caused by flooding, visit

Prepare NOW and stay safe,

Office of Public Health Preparedness

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