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Wildlife refuge workers evacuated from Pacific storm's path


October 3, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has evacuated four workers from a remote wildlife refuge in the path of a powerful hurricane in the Pacific.

A Coast Guard plane from Hawaii picked up the Fish and Wildlife Service workers on Monday from Johnston Atoll, which is about 825 miles (1,300 kilometers) southwest of Honolulu.

Hurricane Walaka was crossing the island and heading north on Tuesday with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). Derek Wroe, a meteorologist at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, said Johnston would feel the storms effects through the night.

Strong winds may...

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