Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

"Hurricane Lane is not a well-behaved hurricane", he said in a statement. All who are on the island (and who are essentially trapped there) have been cautioned to gather two weeks of supplies, including water and food.

Buses around Honolulu have been picking up residents in need and taking them to shelters. He advised those who are not in flood zones to stay home.

How soon and where the storm makes its change will determine how much of the eye gets close to the islands and how much potential damage it will cause.

Lane is now about 210 miles south-southwest of the Big Island's Kona Coast, and about 305 miles south of Honolulu.

Members of the Alapahoe outrigger canoe club move their canoes off the beach to higher ground as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu, Hawaii.

Paul Akamine fills propane tanks for customers as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu, Hawaii.

1992's Hurricane Iniki, which killed six people and damaged 14,000 homes is now the Island's most powerful storm on record.

The central Pacific gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with about only four or five named storms a year. Plus the Hawaiian islands present a small target in the vast Pacific Ocean.

The governor said commercial harbors would also close and ordered boats to leave before the storm.

Though may hurricanes lose strength when making landfall, there is great concern that the slow-moving track of the hurricane will cause more harm, even if the hurricane loses a bit of steam on impact.

All of the islands are under weather alerts. A hurricane watch is in effect for Kauai County.

Meanwhile, Oahu residents continued to crowd stores and clear shelves of food, water and emergency items.

Authorities are asking people to seek shelter before it's too late or stay in their homes if they believe those structures can withstand hurricane winds.

Many others are leaving.

"That was quite a while ago", long time Maui resident Kelli Medeiros said from Hawaii.

President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for Hawaii on Wednesday ahead of the storm.

Hawaii residents are bracing as Hurricane Lane slowly neared the islands Thursday.

"We are fully stocked", she said.

The Category 4 storm continued on its sluggish trek toward the Aloha state Thursday with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

Governor David Ige had already on Tuesday declared a state of emergency on the Big Island to help provide relief for damage from the hurricane. Most areas are expected to see 10 to 15 inches while some could get more than 20 inches of rain.

At 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Category 4 hurricane was slowly churning northward at 7 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour.

The downpours could also lead to landslides. The ships will remain at sea until the storm threat passes.

The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

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