The National Weather Services is expecting up to seven inches of flooding for the state of Hawaii.
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50 State, local and federal agencies met Thursday morning at the State Civil Defense Emergency Management Center to collaborate on hurricane preparation efforts.
Officials warn that even after the bulk of the storm passes, there may still be hazardous conditions state-wide.
"Don't go on the beaches. Stay inside and stay protected as the storm comes through. There could be issues with these winds with these power outages with down power poles. There could be live wires out on the street. So, stay inside, hunker down, don't venture out and stay protected," said Mike Cantin of the NWS.
NWS officials expect six to eight hours worth of high winds during the storm but say rainfall will likely linger through the weekend.