This is a Hurricane information update for Friday August 28th at 5:15 AM.
As of 5:00 AM this morning, Hurricane Ignacio was located approximately 840 miles east/southeast of Hilo and moving in a west/northwest direction at 10 miles per hour. Currently, Ignacio has sustained winds of 90 miles per hour with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outwards from the center up to 25 miles and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles. No watches or warnings are in effect at this time and the Civil Defense Agency continues to maintain close communication with the National Weather Service and is monitoring the system. The community is encouraged to take the time to prepare early for possible storm impacts that could include high surf, strong winds, and heavy rains. Please monitor your local radio broadcasts for additional updates.