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Offbeat Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

10:45  29 august  2018
10:45  29 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Hurricane Lane could turn toward Hawaii

  Hurricane Lane could turn toward Hawaii Another hurricane is threatening to impact Hawaii this week, as dangerous Category 3 Hurricane Lane approaches the Central Pacific island chain just two weeks after Hurricane Hector passed the islands. Lane has maximum winds of 125 mph (201 km/h) and is located about 600 miles (965 km) southeast of Hawaii's big island.The storm is currently moving westward at 14 mph (22 km/h) and should continue to move west over the next day or so. But forecast models are indicating that Lane will turn in a more northerly direction by late Tuesday and Wednesday, which could put it on track to bring significant impacts to the islands.

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. “It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. “It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30

water next to the ocean: Large waves crash against the shoreline on the east side of Oahu as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu.© REUTERS/Hugh Gentry Large waves crash against the shoreline on the east side of Oahu as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu.

Flash flood warnings were issued on Tuesday for the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with residents on the north coast told to evacuate and others left stranded by high water as the remnants of Hurricane Lane drenched the archipelago and a new storm brewed in the Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai.

People stock up on water, ramen as hurricane menaces Hawaii

  People stock up on water, ramen as hurricane menaces Hawaii A powerful and erratic hurricane is expected to churn close to Hawaii or directly over the islands this week. The threat of excessive rain, flash flooding and high surf is leading people in Hawaii to stock up on essentials like bottled water, ramen and toilet paper Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for Hawaii, Maui and other smaller islands. Hurricane Lane could start walloping the islands with heavy rain and strong wind Wednesday.The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for Hawaii, Maui and other smaller islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds, excessive rain and large swells could arrive starting Wednesday.

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. A convoy that had been used to escort residents over roads damaged by historic floods in April between was shut down, leaving many cut off.

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. “It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30

"It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30 a.m. (Hawaiian Standard Time) to the National Weather Service flash flood advisory and that's when we put out the release as well as an island-wide telephone call," County of Kauai spokesman Alden Alayvilla said.

The advisory urged residents near Hanalei Bridge on the north side of the island to evacuate their homes due to rising stream levels. A convoy that had been used to escort residents over roads damaged by historic floods in April between was shut down, leaving many cut off.

"Heavy pounding and hazardous conditions are being reported island-wide. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution. Updates will be given as more information is made available," the Kauai Emergency Management Agency said.

Historic Cat 5 Hurricane Lane could bring catastrophic damage to Hawaii

  Historic Cat 5 Hurricane Lane could bring catastrophic damage to Hawaii Hurricane Lane is a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of 160mph. The center of Lane is forecast to pass just west of the Big Island Thursday, likely weakening to a category 2 or 3 by then.Hurricane-force winds extend 40 miles from Lane’s eye, with tropical storm-force winds extending 140 miles. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Track Hurricane Lane Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Big Island, with additional Hurricane Watched for Maui.

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. "It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. "It has been a steady rain since after Lane but I got up 2:30

A flash flood watch also remained in effect for Oahu, home to the state capital Honolulu and 70 percent of Hawaii’s 1.4 million residents.

Micco Godinez, who lives on the north side of Kauai, said he found the only road out of Hanalei, where he lives, barricaded by police vehicles when he tried to leave for work on Tuesday morning. He expected to be stranded for at least another day.

"I can't get out at all," Godinez said. "Our little community of Hanalei is isolated and then west of us is even more isolated," he said.

Even as Hawaii residents sought to recover from Lane, they kept a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Miriam, spinning in the Pacific Ocean some 2,000 miles to the east and expected to become a hurricane by the time it approaches the islands.

"Miriam is supposed to go north and dissipate in the colder waters and drier air, so I'm not really worried about it," Godinez said. "But it is hurricane season, and there's another one behind that. You know what they say: Without rain you wouldn't have rainbows."

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Florence downgraded to Category 3 hurricane .
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