Tropical Storm Olivia Passes Hawaii; Flash Floods Still Possible

Tree limbs that blocking the Hana Highway near Hana on the island of Maui // Photo by Hawaii Department of Transportation via AP, Newscred

Tropical Storm Olivia has passed Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), although high winds and heavy rainfall may persist through Thursday.

According to the HTA, all of the Hawaiian Islands will continue to be under a flash flood watch through Friday at 6:00 a.m. local time. Wind advisories have also been issued for Oahu and Kauai, and there have also been isolated reports of power outages, fallen trees and landslides on Maui and Oahu, all of which have been addressed.

The storm forced some modifications to cruise itineraries in Hawaii, as well as a number of airlines to issue travel waivers.

A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line tells Travel Agent that the Pride of America spent the day at sea Wednesday to avoid the storm, and that it will call in Hilo and Kona on Thursday and Friday.

American Airlines is allowing customers set to fly through September 13 to rebook through September 16 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).

United Airlines is allowing customers traveling through September 13 to rebook through September 17 between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin.

Hawaiian Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through September 13 to rebook through September 20 in the same compartment and between the same city pair. Customers can also rebook after September 20, in which case the airline will waive the change fee, but a difference in fare may apply.

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