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Hawaii braces for heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Olivia – TIME

Hawaii braces for heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Olivia – TIME

HONOLULU – Hurricane Olivia is likely to approach Hawaii as a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane in the coming days, predictors said Monday.

"The difference between the two is very small, so we really have to prepare ourselves as if it were a hurricane," said Maureen Ballard, a meteorologist at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Olivia was 435 miles (700 kilometers) east of Hilo and moved 9 mph (15 km per hour) at 11 am local time. It had a maximum sustained wind of 75 mph (120 km per hour).

Predictors say that Olivia drops 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) of rain on the Big Island and Maui County, although some areas can get 20 inches (50 centimeters).

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