You might have seen coconut tree fronds scattered along Nimitz Highway or a lone five-gallon bin rolling along an empty sidewalk. You got lucky! Many of us are lucky today to know our home, vehicle and loved ones are safe and nearby.
Tropical Storm Lane keeps bringing the rains. The upside...rains rather than severe high winds. Not really though. Given a choice of flood waters that rise or high gusty winds that make loose objects dangerous - not a fair choice, right.
We are being evacuated. The neighborhood is too dangerous as the water from the Wailuku River keeps rising. Fire, police and county officials want us to move about 100 feet down the hill. There are still people stranded in homes. #HurricaneLane pic.twitter.com/93WqBeTI2f— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) August 24, 2018
Those on Oahu and through Kauai County were spared the drenching of Hurricane Lane and later Tropical Lane this week.
For our neighbors on Hawaii Island and in Maui County - Maui, Kaho'olawe, Moloka'i, Lana'i - the effects of this slow and lingering storm system was and is kinda extra rn...
The following posts were from Thursday (August 23, 2018) and Friday (August 24, 2018) show the force and beauty of nature. Be safe when capturing and sharing photos and videos!
Wainaku bridge...the sound was overwhelming...even though we were well above it...the power you could feel in the air was scary! #HurricaneLane #BigIsland #Hawaii #thepowerofmothernature pic.twitter.com/Zp3oSaWBWv— Lili Koi (@LiliKoi21) August 23, 2018
Footage provided by Tracey Niimi showed extensive flooding in Hilo today. Heavy rains from #HurricaneLane continue to pound the Big Island— Star-Advertiser (@StarAdvertiser) August 25, 2018
More at https://t.co/cmVwCZWfSp #HIwx pic.twitter.com/pkyYaWNCJh
#HurricaneLane is really bringing it this morning. This is Carvalho Park, a baseball field complex. Completely underwater. It rained all night#HawaiiScience #Lane #Hawaii Island @weatherchannel @JustinCruzNEWS @JaniceHuff4ny pic.twitter.com/KaRE5lfduQ— HawaiiScienceMuseum (@HawaiiScience) August 24, 2018