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Hawaii Hurricanes

SLIDESHOW: Lane’s Slow Approach To Islands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Lane’s Slow Approach To Islands

Hawaii prepared for a major hurricane for several days before Lane weakened into a tropical storm.

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding

Federal officials are concerned the Ala Wai Canal, the historic waterway bordering the tourist district, will overflow this weekend.

Fear The Hurricane? Not These Hardy Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fear The Hurricane? Not These Hardy Tourists

“We’re the hurricane that hit Honolulu,” says one visitor who arrived in Honolulu with a large extended family.

Many Homeless People Are Choosing To Ride Out The Storm Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Many Homeless People Are Choosing To Ride Out The Storm

Outreach workers ramped up efforts to alert the homeless about Hurricane Lane, but some opted to stay in encampments.

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates NASA

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates

Instead of translating announcements, the City of Honolulu relies on a multilingual radio station to reach residents who don’t understand English.

Big Island: A Windward Drenching, But No Wind Damage Yet Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: A Windward Drenching, But No Wind Damage Yet

UPDATED: The drenching closes some roads and causes landslides, but strong winds had been reported as of 6:30 p.m.

Maui: Feels Like Hana Of Old After Hurricane Threat Chases Tourists Away

Maui: Feels Like Hana Of Old After Hurricane Threat Chases Tourists Away

The iconic but usually congested Hana Highway is quiet as confident residents get ready to hunker down.

Caldwell: City Tries To Mitigate Flood Danger, But Don’t Count On It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Tries To Mitigate Flood Danger, But Don’t Count On It

A major flood warning is in effect for all islands as Hurricane Lane draws nearer.

No Party Like A Hurricane Party Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

No Party Like A Hurricane Party

The Breaker’s Bar and Restaurant is preparing for Hurricane Lane by offering drink specials and promoting some partying.

Hurricane Closes Hawaii’s Harbors, Freezing A Fragile Supply Chain Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hurricane Closes Hawaii’s Harbors, Freezing A Fragile Supply Chain

If Hurricane Lane strikes Oahu, officials say they have a plan in place to clear roads for emergency access as soon as possible.

Honolulu Designates 20 Schools As Hurricane Shelters Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Honolulu Designates 20 Schools As Hurricane Shelters

UPDATED: The shelters — to be used as a last resort — have a total capacity of 55,000, according to city officials.

Hurricane Lane: Live Updates

Hurricane Lane: Live Updates

The tropical storm warning has been lifted but there are flash flood warnings and watches in place, so check here for the latest forecasts and developments.

Hawaii Hurricanes