Hurricane “lane” threatened Thursday to strike Hawaii, where schools are closed, businesses and government agencies, and residents stocked up on Essentials and closed in their homes.
On Wednesday, the asylum was opened on the Big island and on the Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Shelters on Oahu to open in Thursday. The administrator of the Agency for the Hawaiian Islands for emergency situations Tom Davis said that places in shelters not enough, but because those who live outside flood zones, it is better to stay in their homes.
While the storm in which the wind steadily reaches 230 miles per hour, hovers between 4 and 5 categories. Measurements were made in 380 km South of Kailua-Kona on Thursday. The hurricane is moving North-West to the other Islands.
On Wednesday, the US President, Donald trump declared a state of emergency in the state of Hawaii and “ordered to provide Federal assistance in addition to those measures taken at the state level and the local authorities,” reads the White house statement.
The national weather service warned that precipitation could be more than 50 cm Meteorologists predict that “excessive rainfall” will lead to “significant and life-threatening flash floods and mudslides”.
Governor David IgE signed the emergency statement on “providing emergency aid in natural disasters, losses and hardships” caused by the hurricane. In a statement, the disaster area is where you enter emergency management, declared the County “Hawaii, Maui, Kalawao, Kauai and the city and County of Honolulu”.
The hurricane forced them to relocate surface ships and submarines of the U.S. Navy, based in the region. According to the orders of the military command, all ships that are not currently undergoing maintenance at pearl Harbor, are displayed outside the coastal zone that after the hurricane, if necessary, to assist in the elimination of consequences of elements.
Central Pacific less than other hurricanes. In an average year there can sometimes be no more than 4-5 severe storms, and Hawaii rarely come into their zone.
However, the old-timers of Hawaii remember about the disaster, which brought them a hurricane “Iniki” in 1992. Then the hurricane of the 4th category led to landslides on the island of Kauai. 6 people were killed. The material damage amounted to $ 1.8 billion.