Hurricane Lane

Hawaii is bracing for a huge hurricane.  Please if you are located on the islands, we know it is tempting to surf, but please, remember to be safe. Rescue personnel will not be able to readily access you as they will be busy tending to the island.

Fires on Maui, flooding on Hilo, and massive mudslides are already occurring.

This is a slow moving storm with heavy rainfall.  Make sure you have food and water for several days.  Any reports of price gouging report to ocp@dcca.hawaii.gov

Hurricane Supply List:

  • Non-perishable food (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • Water (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • First-aid kit (include any prescription medication you may need)
  • Personal hygiene items and sanitation items
  • Flashlights (have extra batteries on hand)
  • Battery operated radio (again, have extra batteries)
  • Waterproof container with cash and important documents
  • Manual can opener
  • Lighter or matches
  • Books, magazines, games for recreation
  • Special needs items: pet supplies and baby supplies if applicable
  • Cooler and ice packs
  • A plan for evacuation and for if family members are separated
  • Gas
  • Money/Cash as ATM’s do not work
  • Charged cell phones/electronics
  • Fill your bathtub and containers with water
  • Battery powered fans

Hurricane Terms:

  • Tropical Storm Watch: Tropical storm conditions are possible in the area.
  • Hurricane Watch: Hurricane conditions are possible in the area.
    Watches are issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm force winds.
  • Tropical Storm Warning: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the area.
  • Hurricane Warning: Hurricane conditions are expected in the area.
    Warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of tropical storm force winds.
  • Eye: Clear, sometimes well-defined center of the storm with calmer conditions.
  • Eye Wall: Surrounding the eye, contains some of the most severe weather of the storm with the highest wind speed and largest precipitation.
  • Rain Bands: Bands coming off the cyclone that produce severe weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind and tornadoes.
  • Storm Surge: An often underestimated and deadly result of ocean water swelling as a result of a landfalling storm, and quickly flooding coastal and sometimes areas further inland.