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UPDATED: Oahu’s shelters go mostly unused, and no widespread damage has been reported despite heavy rainfall.
UPDATED: It’s currently a Category 4 storm, although it’s expected to weaken before nearing the islands next week.
UPDATED: The Kuhio Highway is closed near Hanalei, where business activity has come to a standstill. Sound familiar?
An offshore hurricane-turned-tropical storm deluged parts of Hawaii but left most people prepared for a disaster that never came.
Lane didn’t leave the devastation that many feared it would. It did leave Hawaii with a new standard for storm preparation.
Scientists agree high southwest winds helped save Hawaii. “They took its head off,” one says.
UPDATED: Hawaii County’s windward side has endured three straight days of nearly nonstop downpours.