Emergency Info

Olivia, Sept. 11, 6:30 pm update

Our campus will be open on Wednesday barring any sudden changes by Tropical Storm Olivia. Classes and activities will be held as scheduled. 

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service has Olivia weakening as it passes over Maui and moves south of Oahu. The storm may still bring strong wind gusts and potentially heavy rains to the island. Oliviaʻs path has moved several times so remain informed.

Update will be posted here. Sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.

Olivia, Sept. 10, 8:30pm update

The College’s Emergency Management Team continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Olivia. Currently, Olivia is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to Oahu by Wednesday morning.

It is of vital importance that all students, faculty and staff keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

As Olivia progresses, the College’s Emergency Management Team will make decisions on its impact on classes and activities. All notices will be posted here and on social media:

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts:  http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.  If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert

Update on Tropical Storm Olivia, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Oahu. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours.

We encourage everyone to monitor the progress of the storm. On its current course, Olivia could bring heavy rains and strong gusts as soon as Tuesday to the eastern part of the state.
Leeward CC officials are closely monitoring the situation and will provide campus-specific updates and warnings as appropriate.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts:  http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.  If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert

Hurricane Olivia, September 7

Hurricane Olivia is forecast to enter Central Pacific waters over the weekend and is expected to weaken through the next days as it tracks toward the Hawaiian Islands.

The University of Hawaii encourages everyone to remain vigilant and monitor the progress of the storm. On its current course, Olivia could bring high surf to east-facing shores as early as Monday and heavy rains and winds by midweek.

UH officials are closely monitoring the situation and will provide campus-specific updates and warnings as appropriate. All notifications for Leeward CC will be posted here.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency alerts: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.


August 26, 2018, 1pm update

Campus will re-open on Monday, August 27. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this storm. All Leeward CC facilities and offices will resume normal operations on Monday. All students and employees should report to campus as regularly scheduled.

Please remember that we are still in hurricane season that runs from June 1 through November. UH officials are currently monitoring all weather disturbances in the Pacific that could pose a threat to the islands.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency alerts: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

August 24, 2018, 5:00pm update

Lane has weakened considerably through the day today thanks to strong shear near the islands. Lane is now a Tropical Storm with max winds of 70 mph and still poses a threat for flooding through tomorrow. A Tropical Storm Warning has replaced all Hurricane Warnings.

Campus in Pearl City and Wai'anae Moku Ed Center both remained closed. Updates will be posted on this web page and via social media.

August 23, 2018, 10:30am update

Our Campus Emergency Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Lane. Currently, the campus is closed through Sunday.

Hurricane Lane is a category 4 storm and its current track has it moving dangerously close to the islands. Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and could bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surge.

Keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

Information on when we will be reopening classes and activities will be posted on our website’s home page, this page and social media. Links to additional resources are below.

August 22, 2018, 12:30pm update

Leeward Community College will be closed from Thursday through Sunday. All classes (credit, non-credit, online) and activities are cancelled. All employees who have been designated as disaster response workers or have been directed to report to work or remain at work due to operational needs, must still report to work. 

The State of Hawaii announced today (August 22) that all state government offices and facilities on Oahu and Kauai will be closed, starting Thursday, August 23, because of Hurricane Lane, a category 4 storm currently on track to move dangerously close the islands.  

Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. All students, faculty and staff are asked to keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

Please follow the National Weather Service (http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/), other official agencies and local media for the latest weather news.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts:  http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the Emergency Information webpage, as well as on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/LeewardCC

https://twitter.com/LeewardCC
https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/
https://www.facebook.com/universityofhawaii
https://twitter.com/UHawaiiNews

Please stay informed and updated:
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency:
http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/
National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office:  
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/
The Pacific Disaster Center's Disaster Alert app
https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/


August 21, 2018 7pm
Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. All students, faculty and staff are asked to keep informed  of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

IMPORTANT: Sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts. It is the best way to keep informed.
http://www.hawaii.edu/alert

If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the Emergency Information webpage, as well as on social media:

Please stay informed and updated:

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency:
http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/

National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office: 
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/

The Pacific Disaster Center's Disaster Alert app
https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/