The Big Island of Hawaii is under a hurricane warning as Hurricane Lane draws near. On top of that, the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Oahu are under a hurricane watch.
In case you missed it, Lane is a powerful category-five hurricane that’s expected to swipe the Big Island by tomorrow. And while the storm is expected to weaken a little over the next couple of days, authorities are warning that it could bring a lot of rainfall, leading to flash flooding and landslides.
Hawaii Governor David Ige [[EE-gay]] says he's prepared to activate the National Guard if necessary. “We encourage all the people across the state to pay attention for this storm,” says Ige. “It is different. It's not your typical hurricane that tracks south and goes away.”
Source: The Weather Channel
Excessive rainfall associated with #hurricanelane expected— Nora Zimmett (@nzimmett) August 22, 2018
to affect Hawaiian Islands from late today
into weekend, leading to flash flooding and landslides
expected to produce total rain of 10-15" with
isolated amounts greater than 20" over Hawaiian Islands @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/VEkf4unuQJ