All public schools statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday, 22 August 2018

Accessed on 22 August 2018, 2317 UTC, Post #17483.


Please click link to read the full analysis of Hurricane Lane and the status of Hawaii’s public schools.

This report comes from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, dated 22 August 2018.


In a press conference today, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that all public schools and State Department of Education offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Lane.

Here’s a preliminary analysis from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”:

“All public schools and state Department of Education offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Lane, Gov. David Ige announced in a press release today.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is also scheduled to hold a press conference around noon to detail the city’s preparations for Hurricane Lane.

12:05 p.m.

Gov. David Ige has granted non-essential state employees on Oahu and Kauai administrative leave Thursday and Friday as the state prepares for Hurricane Lane’s arrival.

State offices on Oahu and Kauai will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and non-essential workers affected by the closures should not report to work, the governor’s office said.

State officials said that employees in these categories are required to report to work, unless it is determined that the employee can be excused: departmental Disaster/Emergency Coordinators, Disaster Response Workers, and employees whose work involves crucial operations or services, such as hospital and correctional workers.

11:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds could whip up as early as this afternoon on Hawaii island.

The hurricane was about 305 miles south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands.

Meteorologist Chevy Chevalier in Honolulu said Lane may drop to a Category 3 by Thursday afternoon but that would still be a major hurricane.

“We expect it to gradually weaken as it gets closer to the islands,” Chevalier said. “That being said, on our current forecast, as of the afternoon on Thursday, we still have it as a major hurricane.”

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Russ Roberts