UPDATED. All warnings have been canceled for the Main Hawaiian Islands as the Category 1 storm moves west of Kauai.
On its current forecast track, Hawaii will start feeling the impacts of Douglas late Saturday into Sunday.
Reporter Marcel Honore received the Punch Sulzberger Award for Innovative Storytelling from the News Leaders Association.
Tour boat operators say they were “blindsided” when state harbor officials barred them from taking shelter in commercial ports — a change from years past.
In Hawaii and the Pacific surface temperatures and sea level continue rising, while extremes such as drought and flooding continue affecting the islands.
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.
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.
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.