Torrential rains, high winds, tornadoes, lightning and flooding are likely in a state with far too few emergency shelters. Hawaii is bracing for an overnight arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Lane (dropped from a Category 5).
The last Category 5 hurricane to come close to Hawaii was 1994’s Hurricane John, which went 345 miles south. The last devastating hurricane – Category 4 Iniki – killed 4 people in September of 1992.
“Regardless of the exact track of the storm center, life-threatening impacts are likely over some areas as this strong hurricane makes its closest approach,” the hurricane center said.
Citizens who are NOT in flood zones have been advised to stay put, but those living in flood zones are being evacuated to the state’s few hurricane evacuation shelters.
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