Trump Declares Emergency As Hawaii Braces For Hurricane

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Mountain in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii

Hurricane Lane drenched Hawaii Thursday ahead of its arrival in the island state, prompting President Trump to declare a state of emergency as landslides and flash flooding left roads blocked.

The National Weather Service said Lane — located about 200 miles south of Hawaii — remained a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it was downgraded to category three mid-afternoon local time.

Up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain had already fallen before dawn, according to federal authorities, with 30 inches expected in the worst-hit areas over the coming four to five days.”

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