As Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii, massive rainfall is already causing catastrophic flooding and landslides. As of August 23, nearly 20 inches of rain had already fallen on Hilo. The storm, downgraded to a category 3, still poses the biggest weather threat to the Aloha State in decades — no other hurricane has made landfall since 1992.
"Hurricane Lane is not a well-behaved hurricane," said Gov. David Ige in an emergency proclamation ahead of the storm. "I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm. I urge our residents and visitors to take this threat seriously and prepare for a significant impact." Here, photos from the frontlines of the storm.
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