How to survive the heat and humidity in Hawaii
Travelers who are trying to survive on the island of Oahu must make sure they are not wearing masks.
A number of major airlines have banned face masks and many travelers have reported headaches and chest pains after going through the heat during the week.
The Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard have been monitoring people who are heading into the city of Honolulu for several days.
“This is a very busy time of the year,” said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement released Thursday.
He said the heat was “a major concern” and warned that the heat could increase the risk of severe heat stroke.
“The Government of Hawaii takes all measures to limit heat-related health and safety risks, including ensuring that people are wearing proper clothing and that they are well-trained in their protective measures,” he said.
U.S.-Hawaii cooperation is expected to intensify on Thursday when the U and Oahu governments are expected to hold their first joint meeting since the hurricane hit.
While most people are venturing out into the open, some are heading back into their homes.
“You can definitely feel the heat in the air,” said Maria Flores, a 27-year-old nurse in the city who has lived on Oahu for three months.
Flores said she went out for a walk on Wednesday morning.
“It felt like it was going to be a long walk, but I’m not really worried about it.
I’m thinking about my husband and daughter.
They have to go to work.
They’ll be OK.
It’s just a long day.”
Hawaii is the most populated state in the U to be hit by a tropical storm, and the state has the highest number of residents without power and limited water supplies.
In the city, the National Weather Service says temperatures are expected in the 80s with a high of 94 degrees.
“I think I’m going to feel the temperature drop to about 70,” Flores said.
“That is definitely not good.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.