Latest Hurricane Lane News

Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

Sep. 13, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons (80 million liters) of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after a tropical storm caused water levels to rise in the reservoir. Water...

The Latest: Maui County evacuating several homes amid storm

Sep. 12, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on tropical storm Olivia and its impact on Hawaii (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Maui County says several homes are being evacuated because of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Olivia. The county said on its Facebook page Wednesday that several homes on Lower Honoapiilani...

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Sep. 12, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm...

Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

Sep. 12, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Olivia began dropping light rain Tuesday on Maui and the Big Island as it approached the state and prompted warnings for residents to store drinking water and prepare for possible power outages. The storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on some parts of the islands,...

The Latest: Hawaiian cancels commuter airline flights

Sep. 11, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Olivia approaching the Hawaiian Islands (all times local): 4 p.m. Hawaiian Airlines says Tropical Storm Olivia is prompting the cancellation of by its commuter airline, Ohana by Hawaiian. Hawaiian says it's calling off Wednesday's flights because of tropical...

Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

Sep. 10, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state. Olivia was a few hundred miles east of Hilo late Monday with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (115 kph). It was downgraded from a hurricane earlier in the day after wind...

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

Sep. 8, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

Emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this year's hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane...

The Latest: Hawaii wants last hurricane declared a disaster

Sep. 7, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes near Hawaii (all times local): 6 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige is asking President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Hurricane Lane which battered the state last month. Ige said Thursday the state is seeking help from federal grants and other programs to...

1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai

Aug. 29, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm that initially threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression. Kauai County officials said Wednesday firefighters pulled the body of a 30-year-old man from a Koloa stream. Police...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

Aug. 27, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Lane's impact on Hawaii (all times local): 5 p.m. Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the No. 2 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. The National Weather Service said Monday that Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on...