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Hurricane Lane now Category 5 storm, heads toward Hawaii

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Hurricane Lane is about 375 miles (605 km) south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km/h), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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"Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Lane is forecast to remain a dangerous hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands," the center said.

Waves up to 25 feet are expected for some south shores as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii, Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.

Tha National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for southern shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Friday, bringing 15-to-25 feet surf along the south and the southeast coast.

Oahu remains under a hurricane watch, which means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours.

You can < href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/08/21/weather-updates/hurricane-watch-issued-for-maui-big-isle-lane-remains-a-category-4-storm/" class="companylink">follow the situation here.

Hawaiian Airlines is offering travel waivers in anticipation of Hurricane Lane expected to impact the islands this week.

These apply to passengers who were scheduled to depart to and from Hawaii between Aug. 21 and Aug. 26, 2018. This also applies to interisland flights.


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