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No Danger Of Flooding At Nuuanu Dam, City Says Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

No Danger Of Flooding At Nuuanu Dam, City Says

UPDATED: Heavy rains had raised the reservoir level to within about 1.5 feet below the spillway, causing officials to consider evacuations.

Hawaii Escapes Relatively Unscathed From Tropical Storm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Escapes Relatively Unscathed From Tropical Storm

UPDATED: Oahu’s shelters go mostly unused, and no widespread damage has been reported despite heavy rainfall.

Weakening Olivia Passes South of Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Weakening Olivia Passes South of Oahu

UPDATED: Hawaii is no longer under a tropical storm warning, although the storm is still dumping rain.

Hawaii Gears Up — Again — For Olivia AP

Hawaii Gears Up — Again — For Olivia

UPDATED: The entire state is now under a tropical storm warning as leaders encourage residents to be on guard.

Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Oahu NOAA

Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Oahu

UPDATED: Warnings are also in effect for Maui County and the Big Island, and a storm watch is now in effect for Kauai.

It’s Early, But Hurricane Olivia Is Tracking Toward Hawaii NOAA

It’s Early, But Hurricane Olivia Is Tracking Toward Hawaii

UPDATED: It’s currently a Category 4 storm, although it’s expected to weaken before nearing the islands next week.

Man Drowns In Flood-Swollen Stream On Kauai AP

Man Drowns In Flood-Swollen Stream On Kauai

It’s the first death attributed to Lane, a onetime hurricane that has deluged Kauai after skirting past the islands.

Kauai: Lane Resoaks Areas That Were Deluged In April Storm Hawaii Department of Transportation

Kauai: Lane Resoaks Areas That Were Deluged In April Storm

UPDATED: The Kuhio Highway is closed near Hanalei, where business activity has come to a standstill. Sound familiar?

The Two Faces Of Lane

The Two Faces Of Lane

An offshore hurricane-turned-tropical storm deluged parts of Hawaii but left most people prepared for a disaster that never came.

Lessons Learned From The Hurricane That Just Missed Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lessons Learned From The Hurricane That Just Missed Hawaii

Lane didn’t leave the devastation that many feared it would. It did leave Hawaii with a new standard for storm preparation.

What Killed Hurricane Lane? site called Earth: A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions.

What Killed Hurricane Lane?

Scientists agree high southwest winds helped save Hawaii. “They took its head off,” one says.

Big Island: Dozens Rescued After 40-Plus Inches Of Rain AP

Big Island: Dozens Rescued After 40-Plus Inches Of Rain

UPDATED: Hawaii County’s windward side has endured three straight days of nearly nonstop downpours.

Hawaii Hurricanes