Hawaii Preparing For Tropical Storm


By Paul Johnson

Maui, Hawaii (CNN) - Tropical storm Flossie is headed for the Hawaiian islands.
Today the storm is expected to bring high surf, strong winds, and heavy rain.
Sunday, people headed to places like Costco to stock up on essentials like water, batteries, and gas.
Governor Neil Abercrombie signed an emergency proclamation ahead of the storm.
This will clear the way for authorities to prepare for the storm.
It also covers access to major disaster funds to cover staff overtime purchase, supplies, and the activation of the National Guard.

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