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Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare

Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Hawaii was Category 4 Iniki, which made landfall on Kauai island on September 11, 1992, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Authorities say two campers are trapped in a Hawaii valley that has been hit by heavy rain from an approaching hurricane.

Tropical-storm-force winds - 39-73 miles per hour - and rain could arrive at the Big Island and Maui County late Wednesday and early Thursday, and at the other islands Thursday or Friday.

As Hurricane Lane barrels toward the Hawaiian Islands, people there are bracing for the worst.

Hawaii governor David Ige, who signed an emergency proclamation Tuesday, echoed the sentiment.

Cassidy Penny, a spokeswoman with the American Red Cross, said four people from Arizona and one person from El Paso, Texas, were flying to the state ahead of Hurricane Lane, a category 4 storm that was expected to slam into the islands Thursday. Some areas may see as much as several feet of rain pour in through the island.

America's Pacific paradise is now under a state of emergency as Hurricane Lane soaks the Big Island. Canadians are advised to avoid "non-essential travel" to Hawaii County, Maui County - including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Oahu, and Kauai, according to a government travel advisory.

The president ordered federal assistance to aid the state and local response efforts to Hurricane Lane, which strengthened as it approached Hawaii.

"It's going to be close, but hope for the best and with luck make sure everybody's ready, and if it doesn't hit us, that's good", Oahu resident Vesega Pili told the station. More than 30 inches could fall in some places, it said. The consensus guidance and the 12z ECMWF run shifted a bit closer to the main Hawaiian Islands, and the forecast track has been adjusted to better agree with the consensus.

The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki, in 1992. Even if the center of Lane remains offshore, severe impacts could still be realized as they extend well away from the center.

Puaoi said Home Depot opened at 6 a.m., and employees reported there was already a line around the building.

The 15 airports throughout the state will remain open as long they don't suffer damage to their infrastructure or the debris "makes flight operations unsafe", the Hawaii Department of Transportation said in a statement.

As of Thursday morning, the most rainfall that Maui saw was 4 inches in the West Wailuaiki area in a 24-hour period.

The downpours could lead to landslides and flooding.

The exact path of the storm is still uncertain, according to CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.

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