- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Kilo.

The Hawaii Department of Defense said Friday that the storm’s track is highly uncertain, but it could impact Hawaii early next week.

The disaster declaration allows easier access to emergency funds and resources set aside by the state and federal government.

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Kilo was located 480 miles south-southeast of Hilo at 11 a.m. Friday. It’s expected to become a hurricane over the weekend.

The storm is currently moving west, but forecasters expect it to curve to the north and build in intensity early next week.

Emergency Management Administrator Doug Mayne is encouraging the public to prepare their homes for the storm.

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