Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Major Hurricane Lane Approaches the Hawaiian Islands

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported on Wednesday morning that a hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii County (the “Big Island”) as well as the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe for Hurricane Lane, currently designated as a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A separate hurricane watch is currently in effect for the islands of Kauai and Oahu. With maximum sustained winds at 155 miles per hours, Lane is forecasted to be a dangerous hurricane as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands, although it is expected to weaken in the next 48 hours.

Image: NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center Forecast Cone as of 8/22/18 at 5:00 am HST

Hagerty will continue to monitor the situation and post updates as significant changes occur.

Below is a list of information resources to be prepared for Hurricane Lane and the rest of hurricane season:

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