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TROPICAL STORM FELICIA POISED TO PASS SOUTH OF OAHU 

(Monday, August 10, 2009) Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced this morning that Tropical Storm Felicia will pass south of Oahu during the early evening of Tuesday, August 11.

Despite its weakening, Felicia is expected to bring heavy rain and winds as it passes Oahu.  The storm could bring localized heavy rain of 2-3 inches, and possibly up to 5 inches.  Winds will be in the 30-35 mile per hour range.

Mayor Hannemann said, "It's a tremendous relief that Felicia will not strike our islands with the ferocity of past storms, but that doesn't mean it won't pose dangers, especially with expected flooding, high winds, and high surf.

"The City's Department of Emergency Management is tracking the progress of the storm, and we've put first-responder agencies on alert to deal with any crisis.  In addition, the City is prepared to open emergency shelters for those who may need temporary quarters."

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Bill Brennan, 768-6928

Melvin Kaku, 723-8960