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Hawaii Dodges Potentially Dangerous Hurricane Douglas Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Dodges Potentially Dangerous Hurricane Douglas

UPDATED. All warnings have been canceled for the Main Hawaiian Islands as the Category 1 storm moves west of Kauai.

Oahu, Big Island, Maui Under Hurricane Watch As Douglas Nears Courtesy: NWS

Oahu, Big Island, Maui Under Hurricane Watch As Douglas Nears

On its current forecast track, Hawaii will start feeling the impacts of Douglas late Saturday into Sunday.

Hurricane Douglas Heading Toward Hawaii Courtesy: NWS

Hurricane Douglas Heading Toward Hawaii

The storm is expected to affect the islands this weekend.

Civil Beat’s Disaster Preparation Series Wins National Award Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat’s Disaster Preparation Series Wins National Award

Reporter Marcel Honore received the Punch Sulzberger Award for Innovative Storytelling from the News Leaders Association.

As Hurricane Lane Approached, Some Boats Had Nowhere To Escape

As Hurricane Lane Approached, Some Boats Had Nowhere To Escape

Tour boat operators say they were “blindsided” when state harbor officials barred them from taking shelter in commercial ports — a change from years past.

US Climate Report Warns Of Worsening Weather Disasters AP

US Climate Report Warns Of Worsening Weather Disasters

In Hawaii and the Pacific surface temperatures and sea level continue rising, while extremes such as drought and flooding continue affecting the islands.

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes

A new estimate finds nearly 4,000 families would have been displaced, mostly those living in wooden-frame houses built before the stronger 1995 building regulations.

Hawaii Must Bring More Urgency To Disaster Preparations NOAA

Hawaii Must Bring More Urgency To Disaster Preparations

The recent approach of Hurricane Lane was a reminder that the islands will be hit hard sooner or later. We are far too vulnerable right now.

What Hawaii Can Learn From Puerto Rico’s Devastation Eduardo Meléndez/Civil Beat

What Hawaii Can Learn From Puerto Rico’s Devastation

The U.S. territory still hasn’t recovered from Maria. Hawaii officials hope better coordination and a more resilient electric grid will help avoid a similar fate.

Hawaii Hurricanes