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Hawaii emergency officials call for hurricane preparedness, even as Hurricane Darby weakens

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Darby Winds

In an effort to increase storm tracking efforts and ready additional resources, should they be needed, the Hawaii State Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) has activated its Emergency Operations Center.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- With whipping winds and heavy rains, Hurricane Darby has officially crossed into the Central Pacific.

Though forecasted to weaken within the coming days, areas of the Big Island and Maui could still see several inches of rain, strong winds, and high surf through the weekend.

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