Hawaii prepared for a major hurricane for several days before Lane weakened into a tropical storm.
The Big Island was the first to feel Lane’s effects in the form of torrential rains on the windward side. During a break between downpours, people checked out Hilo’s flooded bayfront Thursday morning. Photograph by Jason Armstrong/Honolulu Civil Beat
As the slow-moving storm approached, some businesses and residents boarded up their windows or put out sandbags. Longs Drugs in Waianae did both. Photograph by Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat
For some, the churning surf in advance of the storm was just one more tourist attraction. That included the Demoersman family visiting from France and taking a selfie with a crashing wave at Magic Island. Photograph by Cory Lum/Civil Beat
High surf — seen here from Magic Island — remains a danger as the tropical storm passes south of Oahu. Photograph by Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat
Some surfers couldn’t resist the storm’s swell, like this guy at Ala Moana Bowls surf spot. But emergency officials pleaded with people to stay out of the water. Photograph by Cory Lum/Civil Beat
There are different theories about how to prevent windows from breaking in a windstorm. Shivon Lave chose the tape option for her bakery in Maili. Photograph by Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat
Large waves pounded the beach near the Outrigger Hotel in Waikiki as Lane approached. Photograph by Cory Lum/Civil Beat
A Waianae resident chose to board up his windows while Lane was still churning ahead as a major hurricane. Photograph by Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat
These guests of the Kahala Hotel and Resort didn’t seem fazed by the impending storm. Photograph by Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat
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