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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:57 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Revised warning: Surf could hit 40 feet

Advertiser Staff

The National Weather Service issued a revised high surf warning at 10 a.m. today for north-facing shores on all but the Big Island, saying wave faces on the outer reefs could build to 40 feet later today.

Coastal residents need to make preparations along the affected shores to protect life and property due to large breaking waves and coastal flooding, forecasters said.

The high surf warning will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The surf is expected to peak tonight and begin to subside tomorrow.

Police and firefighters are keeping a wary eye on the situation but had not received any calls for assistance as of 11:45 a.m. today.