Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

Hawaii's most populated areas prepare for possible mandatory evacuations as officials warn of "life threatening" storm, ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
2:24 | 08/23/18

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He's a good morning everybody on this Thursday and industries and Lynda Lopez in for Diane Macedo we begin with hurricane lane at barreling toward. The Hawaiian Islands authorities now warning the storm is life threatening. Want to show you the images right now you can see lanes well defined eye on the satellite hurricane warnings are now posted. For the State's most populated areas and that includes Honolulu. The storm's track over the next 24 hours really crucial as people on the islands prepare for possible and mandatory evacuations. This morning the Hawaiian Islands are bracing for the worst. I would be very very happy to be used say well it was another near miss. But that doesn't seem likely with the trajectory that's coming out. Hurricane lane barreling through the Pacific with winds approaching a 150 miles an hour. Making it one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever get this close to the islands are. Very scared best effect. Back. Where we're just gonna make the most of it. The massive hurricane seen here from space prompting hurricane warnings for the big island of Maui and now Oahu we got a ticket very very seriously. And we're all working together at this point to make sure bet we. Plan for the worst and hope for the best the US navy moving ships and submarines as state officials prepare for evacuations all public schools in the state are closed today and tomorrow to prepare buildings has evacuation centers. But already this morning there are concerns those shelters may not hold up. These shelters. Most of them have not been designed or hard and to withstand winds greater than tropical storm. They are however a safe drops and than remaining areas prone to flooding. Lane could produce twenty foot waves and dumped. Up to twenty inches of rain forecasters are closely watching the storms dangerous center and how close it gets to the islands over the next 24 hours but he headed to Friday. At two. They couldn't come onshore and as people prepare water at this Wal-Mart in Honolulu sold out. Gas stations running out of fuel hurricane hunters flying into the eye of the storm tracking its intensity. You won't mean finally ending and I live. And then when getting on another weekend. The tense 24 to 48 hours ahead for the Hawaiian Islands.

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