Hawaii State News, 23 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 23 August 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Hurricane Lane continues Northwest track bringing heavy rains to Big Island
At 5 a.m., the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Lane weakened slightly overnight, but remained a Category 4 storm, packing maximum sustained winds near 130 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters warn Lane’s “very close” pass on Thursday and Friday is slated to bring strong winds, torrential showers and monster surf to the entire island chain. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. KITV.

Trump issues presidential disaster declaration as Lane marches toward isles

Hawaii leaders are ramping up preparations for Hurricane Lane as the ferocious Category 4 storm continues to march toward the island chain.Hawaii News Now.

Hurricane closes harbors, freezing a fragile supply chain
If Hurricane Lane strikes Oahu, officials say they have a plan in place to clear roads for emergency access as soon possible. Civil Beat.

Power outages likely HECO says
When a strong storm strikes, power outages are almost unavoidable. And aside from buying flashlights and other battery-operated items, the Hawaiian Electric Company is offering tips for residents for residents to prepare.  Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

FEMA workers arrive in Hawaii; airports remain open
About 150 FEMA workers are spread out across the state to help out with Hurricane Lane. Hawaii News Now.

Hurricane emergency shelters
Here’s a list of emergency shelters to be opened across the state during the storm. Star-Advertiser.

Forecasting hurricanes is a big challenge
Meteorologists get plenty of data to predict a storm’s path, but even minor fluctuations in models can mean a world of difference. Civil Beat.

How category strengths of a hurricane and wind shear relate
The first thing to note is the difference between the various hurricane strengths and categories 1 through 5. It’s simple: The higher the number, the stronger the storm. Here is a breakdown of the categories. Hawaii News Now.

State investigating reports of price gouging as Hurricane Lane nears 
As shoppers clears the shelves at stores ahead of Hurricane Lane, some have reported seeing increasing prices at retailers as demand for goods like water have skyrocketed. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs says it has received four reports from the public regarding possible price gouging. KHON2.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts