Hawaii tourism officials supply visitors with safety tips


WE OUR BRENTON IS ALSO IN THAT AREA. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE HURRICANE EFFECTS NOT ONLY THE RESIDENTS HERE BUT ALSO THE TOURISTS WHO ARE IN HAWAII. ANDREW IS STANDING BY LIVE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SEBT CENTERENTE WITH ANOTHER UPDATE. ANDREW? REPORTER: WE ARE HERE AT THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. GOVERNOR STILL HERE WITH MANY OFF HIS CABINET MEMBERS. THE LAST UPDATE THAT WE GOT FROM THE GOVERNOR AS WELL AS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTER IS THAT “ISELLE” IS STILL 70-MILES OFF THE COAST. WE’RE STILL WINDING DOWN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS STORM’S APPROACH. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO START VENTURING OUT. WE STILL EXPECT THE LAND FALL OF “ISELLE” TO BE 4.5 HOURS AWAY. WE WILL GET ANOTHER UPDATE FROM THE GOVERNOR AND TONY RANAS OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. PART OF KEEPING THE STATE SAFESAFE IN ADDITION TO THE 1.4 MILLIONN PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HAWAII ARE THE 200,000 TOURIST WHO ARE VISITING OUR STATE AT ANY ONE TIME. WE HAVE 55,000 TOURISTS ON MAUI, THE BIG ISLAND 31,000 AND KAUI24,000 SO OVER 200,000 FOLKS WHO ARE VISITING THE STATE RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE OUR CENTER. WE ARE DISCONNECTING WITH EVERYONE AND ALSO CONNECTED TO EACH COUNTY AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS SCEPTER SO WE KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE AND JUST TRYING TO ASSISTSSI EVERYBODY AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE SAFE. THEY SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR FLIGHTS. THAT’S WHAT WE ADVICE PEOPLE DO TO * DO. CHECK WITH THEIR HOTELS. CALL THE AIRLINES IF YOU CAN’T GET THROUGH THEY ARE PROBABLY CALLING YOU AND HAWAII I KNOWKNOW WAS CALLING THEIR CUSTOMERS AND ALSO LOOK AT THE WEB-SITE SO THEY WILL TELL YOU IF THE FLIGHTS ARE CANCELED.LED. WERE ALSO PUTTING TOGETHER A LIST THANKS TO A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND MAKING THAT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN OUR SYSTEM. HOW WILL THE RESORTS ASSIST AS YOU IN SOME OF THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS THAT WILL BE COMING IN THROUGHOUT THE NEXT 12 HOURS OR SO. WE ARE IN CONSTANT CONTACTS THROUGHOUT THE C STATE TIMESHAREIMES AND WE CAN FETE ASSESSMENT FROM THEM AND SO WE WILL BE TALKING TO THEM BACK AND FORTH SO OUR COMMAND CENTER WILL BE GETTINGTTI THAT INFORMS FROM THEM AND I WILL BRING IT BACK UP AT THIS STATE LEVEL. I BELIEVE THE FLOW OF INFORMSMS IS YOU WILL WANT TO TAKE IN KWR-FGS FOLKS WHO HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCEED A TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE.. WE HEARD MUCH EARLIER IN THE DAY. HE WAS IN WAIKIKI AND MARVELING AT HOW GREAT THE WEATHER WAS AND HAVING A GREAT TIME. I WOULD IMAGINE THAT YOU ADVISING FOLKS IN THOSE RESORTS AND HOTELS THAT AS THIS STORM APPROACHES A HUH THAT IT’S NOTT THE TIME TO GO OUT AND ABOUT AND PLAY AROUND WITH THIS.IS. IT’S SAFETY FIRST. YOU TO RESPECT NATURE. WERE IN A TROPICAL RESORT. YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL. C AR JUST LAST MONTH ANOTHER RECORD MONTH WHERE WE SEE VISITORS SPENDING MORE DOLLARS PER DAY. ANY CONCERN AS A DING THAT THIS COULD PUT ON OUR MOMENTUM FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY.DUST I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR AGAINSTS ARE SAFE. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL THAT HGA HAS LAND ONCE THE STORMS HAVE PASSED JUST TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT THAT HAWAII IS STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS. B US WERE WORKING WITH OUR MARKETING PARTNERS. THEY HAPPEN TO BE AT THE CONCERNS CENTER SO WE STOPPED ALL ADVERTISING RIGHT NOW. WE WILL GO BACK ON OUR ADVERTISING CYCLE ONCE EVERYTHING IS ALL GOOD. WE GOT THIS DOWN FINE TUNED. I GOT SOME APPEARANCES ON NATIONAL TV SHOWS AND GIVENGIVE PEOPLE INFORMS SO WEAR ALL WORKING TOT TO COORDINATE THAT COME MAN MESSAGE. THEN WE CAN START OPENING UP THE MARKETING CHALLENGE.. IT’S AN UNUSUAL THING HOLDING TWO STORMS WITHIN TWO OR THREE DAYS WITH ONE ANOTHER. I WAS ON BBC RADIO EARLIER TODAY. TELL ME WHAT THEY ARE OCCUR USE ABOUT. I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF MEDIA INQUIRIES. WHETHER THEY SHOULD COME TOO HAWAII FOR VACATION. RIGHT NOW HONOLULU INTERNATIONALNATI AIRPORT IS OPEN. WE WANT TO BE CAUTIOUS. I THINK THAT EVERY DESTINATIONION SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS. I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING HAWAII HAS A RECORD OF BEING PROUD OF. BEING CAUTIOUS IS OKAY. IT’S BETTER THAT PEOPLE ARE SAFE AND SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS WILL BE REALLY UNFORTUNATE. UNF THAT’S MIKE MCCARTHY WITH THE HAWAIIAN TOURISM AUTHORITY.ITY. WE WILL BE GETTING ANOTHERR UPDATE FROM THE GOVERNOR AND

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