Hurricane Lane, approaching the US state of Hawaii, weakened somewhat in the fourth category on Wednesday.
The US National Meteorological Service (NWS) reported. The hurricane has Hawaii going from Wednesday to Friday. The largest island of Hawaii (Big Island), which is still spamming the consequences of three months eruption of the Kilauea volcano, has hit a hurricane during the quarter.
Accompanying wind speeds of 250 kilometers per hour, and the intensity is expected to gradually decrease. Lane should turn to a second-degree hurricane by Friday. Nevertheless, meteorologists call it dangerous. According to the latest NWS announcement, the hurricane was about 490 kilometers south of the island of Kailua-Kona in Hawaii and moved northwest to the other islands.
Prior to the arrival of a mighty hurricane, governor Hawaii David Ige declared the state of emergency. Local authorities have issued a warning against flooding running from Wednesday to Saturday for the entire Hawaiian territory. In some parts of the state it can attack up to 51 centimeters of precipitation, which can cause flooding and landslides. Some sites can become uninhabitable for a few weeks or months, so residents have to prepare for evacuations, wrote Reuters.
The American Red Cross prepares, if necessary, for the opening of evacuation centers. Hawaiians have already started collecting supplies of drinking water, pasta, toilet paper and other needs, according to the AP.