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Red Cross Workers Deployed to Hawaii for Tropical Storm Preparations

San Francisco, CA (August 24, 2015) – As Tropical Depression Kilo approaches the Hawaiian Islands, two local American Red Cross workers were deployed to Hawaii to help with the disaster relief planning efforts:

  • Planning & Information Dissemination Associate, Michael Hersher from San Francisco, CA
  • Planning & Information Dissemination Associate, Kasey Richards from Pittsburg, CA
  • Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 730 miles southwest of Honolulu as of Monday morning, local time. While the intensity forecast is a bit uncertain, there is still a possibility that Kilo could eventually become a hurricane midweek. The latest forecast trend has been for Kilo to remain well west of the Hawaiian Islands. However, interests there should continue to monitor the progress of Kilo very closely. Hawaii is currently under a flash flood watch due to enhanced moisture over the islands well north of Kilo.  The Red Cross is monitoring the storm system and preparing shelter and relief support as needed.