Little change in strength is forecast during the next 36 hours, with gradual weakening expected afterward.
North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Residents and businesses were also left to clean up the mess from the floods.
According to the NHC, "Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east on Tuesday, and pass close to or over the Islands on Wednesday".
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Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel, tells NPR that it's important not to focus exclusively on the coast when it comes to Florence's potential impact. "I'm afraid it's going to be a big one", she said.
The eye of the storm was located about 330 miles north-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and 375 miles east-northeast of Honolulu, the CPHC said in its 11 a.m. HST update. The proclamation declares the counties of Hawai'i, Maui, Kalawao, Kaua'i and the City and County of Honolulu disaster areas for the goal of implementing emergency management functions. A tropical storm could bring heavy rain and flooding, especially in places that are saturated from previous storms. As a result, a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
Hawaii residents are on edge again as the latest storm threat shows Hurricane Olivia headed for the Islands. "We've already had multiple very intense hurricanes out in the central pacific by Hawaii", he says.
Olivia would be the second tropical system to hit the Hawaiian Islands this year. "We're well into the alphabet".