If Hurricane Lane strikes Oahu, officials say they have a plan in place to clear roads for emergency access as soon as possible.
UPDATED: The shelters — to be used as a last resort — have a total capacity of 55,000, according to city officials.
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.
South- and west-facing coastal areas are considered at greatest risk in Hawaii County.
Meteorologists get plenty of data to predict a storm’s path, but even minor fluctuations in models can mean a world of difference.
UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.
The big question is when the storm will turn north.