The Canadian government has issued a travel advisory for Hawaii. The warning states to avoid all non-essential travel to Hawaii County, Maui County and the islands of Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Ohau and Kauai. The travel advisory has been activated due to the approaching category 4 storm, Hurricane Lane.
Travel Advisory Issued For Hawaii - Avoid All Non-Essential Travel
The storm is projected to cross near or directly over the islands Thursday through Saturday which could bring devastating winds and rain. The forecast is showing that the storm will slowly weaken but could still hit landfall as a very dangerous hurricane. Hurricane Lane could result in landslides, flash flooding and large swells.
Hawaii residents have been stocking up on essentials like bottled water, food and toiletries to prepare for the storm. Hurricane Lane could bring tropical storm winds as early as Wednesday afternoon to the islands.
As the island prepares for the powerful storm, all schools on the main islands of Hawaii and Maui have been closed until further notice. The Governor has declared a state of an emergency and forecasters are predicting over 20 inches of rain.