Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

President Trump Declares State Of Emergency In Hawaii As Islanders Prepare For Hurricane Lane

The last storm to inflict serious damage on Hawaii was 1992's Hurricane Iniki.

Hurricane Lane is now headed towards Hawaii and is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Even though it was not projected to make a direct hit on Hawaii, the storm could pass close to the islands, bringing a huge storm surge, high wind and heavy rain, meteorologists said.

"There's a lot of uncertainty in this forecast", warned Federal Emergency Management Administrator Brock Long. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Some areas could see up to 30 inches (about 80 centimeters) of rain.

"On the Big Island, we have more beach and park facilities than any other island, " he said, "so if you couple that with our all of our schools, we should be OK".

"The sponge is full", he said.

"The only concern is those that venture outside of the properties, that would like to hike on a day like this or who would like to still go into the ocean and see what it's like to take a swim or surf in these kind of waters", Hannemann said. Bands of rain extended 350 miles (566 kilometers) from the hurricane's center.

These include damaging high winds with gusts reaching speeds of 120mph, flash floods and possible mudslides.

A hurricane warning was in effect for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii County.

In Puerto Rico "many of the grocery store chains actually had preparable food capacity that we just didn't tap into and we should've", Long said.

The risky Category 3 hurricane is heading north with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour (193 kph). So it comes down and joins the water that's coming up on the southern shores and what does that do?

He says that leaves coastal areas vulnerable to flooding.

CBS says that the safety of the cast and crew are the top priority and that they are "closely monitoring the situation" as the hurricane isn't expected to hit Oahu until Thursday.

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They linked the auto to Rivera and "from that we were able to track his pattern in the routes in which he took", Rahn said. Rahn recognized the support of the community in embracing the Tibbetts family and in cooperating with investigators.

Suzanne Demerais said a tiny waterfall and small stream near the home turned into a torrent.

Hawaii County firefighters, who were in touch with the home's owner, made a decision to evacuate the group before the water rose any higher.

That will depend on how much damage Hawaii's transportation network, including harbors and airports, sustains and how quickly such facilities can be brought back online, official said.

"It was quite an experience because we weren't planning to have a hurricane during our vacation time", Demerais said. Nearby residents were also being evacuated. Fire officials said the fire jumped a highway and was approaching a gas station.

When that mission does begin, it will explore the seafloor at Lo'ihi, the volcanic seamount off the coast of the Big Island that will one day become the next Hawaiian island.

"(I'm) filling up my bathtub with some water, hoping to board up my main windows in time", a shopper on the Big Island, Shana Bartolome, told CNN affiliate KHON on Tuesday.

Evacuations were underway on parts of Molokai and Maui islands while power outages were being reported on social media.

"We don't know where this storm will hit", he said. The airline added two additional flights from Honolulu to San Francisco on Thursday to help transport people off the islands.

Airlines have canceled some flights out of Hawaii as Lane neared the state.

He said staying put is the only choice he has.

The central Pacific gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with about only four or five named storms a year. The storm is forecast to pull away from Hawaii by late Saturday.

PREVIOUS, Wednesday, 7:23 PM: As Hurricane Lane moves in on Hawaii, the productions of Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. may be affected by the storm, but as of now, they are going to continue to shoot as planned.

The governor's office said Wednesday that a presidential disaster declaration was approved for the state, which enables the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take certain actions.

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