Trump Declares Emergency As Hawaii Braces For Hurricane

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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.”

Read more at i24NEWS.

{Matzav.com}

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