The National Weather Service on Thursday warned Hawaiians that Hurricane Lane could bring "life-threatening impacts."
The Category 4 hurricane brought 19 inches of rain over 24 hours, ominously inching closer to the islands as it churned through the Pacific Ocean. Winds of up to 160 miles per hour threaten to batter Hawaii, especially the Big Island, The New York Times reports. Officials are warning that the storm's peripheral winds and rains are strong enough to cause flash floods and landslides, as well as structural damage, even if it does not make landfall.
Hurricane Lane is expected to turn northward, but its path remains largely unpredictable, leaving the entirety of the state vulnerable. The major storm is expected to keep weakening gradually through Friday, but officials are still calling it "dangerous." Read more at The New York Times. Summer Meza