while Johnson Island is uninhabited but research, maintenance, and recreational mariners sometimes visit the island. Johnston Island has dock facilities and limited shelter. During the passage of Hurricane Ioke when it was uncertain whether there was anyone on Johnston Island, CPHC issued a hurricane warning 24 hours prior to it hitting the island. It was later confirmed that a working research vessel and crew was on Johnston Island and the Captain and crew decided to dock their ship on the leeward side of the island and sought shelter in a former army concrete bunker. The Captain and crew safety survived the hurricane and the ship sustained limited damage.
Because CPHC often doesn’t have complete information on where and how many people are on these island, it will now be CPHC’s policy to always issue tropical cyclone watches and warnings for Johnston Island, Midway Island, and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands as necessary and to convey these watches and warnings to USFWS, the military, National Marine Sanctuaries, and National Marine Fisheries Service activities involved with these islands.
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Recommend Retirement of Selected East Pacific Tropical Cyclones - Informational
Several storms originating in the East Pacific have become memorable in Hawaii because of damage, threat, etc. Hawaii State Civil Defense has asked that the following names be retired and no longer used. Remove the following names from the East Pacific Tropical Cyclone name lists: Bud, Carlotta, Daniel, Emilia, Estelle, Fabio, Fausto, Fernanda, Gil, Gilma, Guillermo, Jimena, John, Jova and Kenneth.
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