As many of you are aware, Tropical Storm Ana has turned into Hurricane Ana. Ana is expected to steer toward the Hawaiian Islands in the next 12 to 24 hours. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory, Ana is maintaining maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and is moving to the west at nine miles per hour. The current reports show her “hitting” the island of Hawai‘i sometime on late Friday night/early Saturday
morning. If it continues on course it will reach O‘ahu on Sunday. As with most weather related patterns, it is extremely difficult to determine what will happen from our first notification to its landfall. Clearly we hope that the hurricane weakens and we end up untouched and undamaged. Nonetheless, we must make preparations as a campus.
Over the next few days you may see sandbags, plastic coverings and tarps, and other preparations made throughout the campus. Please understand that this is not permanent and simply designed to mitigate any damage. This is the most prudent course of action. We urge all of you to also make preparations in the event the storm reaches O‘ahu.
With regard to campus closures. As of today, we are continuing business as usual. There are NO class cancellations or campus closures for Kapi‘olani CC. We will keep everyone posted as best as possible using this email channel or UH Text Alert system. If you are not on the text alert system, we kindly ask that you sign up immediately.
To review Kapi‘olani CC’s Emergency Management Plan, please go to:
Kapi’olani Administration Team