Hurricane Hector Could Worsen Problems With Kilauea Volcano, Officials Say

Here's the latest track for Hurricane Hector as it nears Hawaiian waters

South-eastern parts of the Big Island have been wrecked by the eruption and subsequent lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano, but AccuWeather meterologist Jim Andrews predicted few further hazards to be caused by Hector. On the forecast track, Hector will cross into the central Pacific basin tonight.

Hurricane Hector was swirling harmlessly in the Pacific about 1,700 miles east of Big Island but it grew into a category three hurricane on Friday as its maximum sustained winds reached 120mph.

- Hurricane Hector was carrying 125 miles per hour (205 kph) winds westward across the Pacific Ocean early Sunday. "It is a good time for everyone in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure they have their hurricane plan in place".

"While the official forecast track continues to lie south of the Hawaiian Islands, only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase potential impacts on the Hawaiian Islands", the NHC said.

CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said while Hector is heading in Big Island 's general direction, it's too early to tell if it's on a collision course with the volcano. Kilauea volcano continues to erupt in Hawaii, and now the islands are in the path of a category 3 hurricane.

This image shows how far from the center of the storm strong winds may be felt
This image shows how far from the center of the storm strong winds may be felt

"Hector is our first hurricane this year", said Tom Travis, administrator of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in a statement to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

The Hawaiian Islands include Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii, which is often referred to as the Big Island.

While the latest eruptions started in May, the volcano has spewed lava since the 1980s, becoming a major tourist destination even as it threatened nearby residents.

An estimated 700 homes have been destroyed by the volcano, more than 500 of those in just two days, and thousands of people have been displaced.

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