Hurricane Lane News

Hurricane Lane Damage to County Infrastructure Estimated at $20M

The damage to Hawaii County facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane‘s torrential rains totaled about $20 million, an official said. The figure is only for county infrastructure and doesn’t include damage to state infrastructure such as schools and …

Lane Damage Assessment Under Way in Hawaii

Hawaii officials on Monday continued assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which ranked as the No. 3 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. It’s still too early to quantify the extent of the damage, but …

Hurricane Lane Drops Close to 4 Feet of Rain on Hawaii

A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn’t wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters …

FEMA Promises to Do Better as Hurricane Lane Threatens Hawaii

As a Category 4 hurricane roars toward Hawaii, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it’s learned the lessons of last year’s devastation of Puerto Rico and is vowing a better response. Calling 2017 “historic,” Jeff Byard, FEMA’s associate administrator for …

Weakening Hurricane Lane Still Threatens Hawaii With Damage

Hurricane Lane has lost some of its punch as it prepares to brush past Hawaii but still threatens to inflict “tens of millions of dollars” in damages on the islands. The storm weakened to Category 4 hurricane Wednesday – the …