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Government response to Lane: Whew! That was close

  • (Video by Tracey Niimi)

    Drone footage showed flooding at Pauahi Street and Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo near Bayfront Highway. Rain from Hurricane Lane flooded parts of the Big Island.


    “We want to encourage the public to stay vigilant … and we will begin the process of restoring operations in the state to return back to normal,” said Gov. David Ige at a news conference Friday at the State Emergency Operations Center. To his left is Mayor Kirk Caldwell. At right is Alan Oshima, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Co.


    Now Tropical Storm Lane developed into a Category 5 hurricane on Tuesday, spurring the state into action. Satellite images from NOAA show the storm moving toward the islands but breaking up Friday and downgraded to a tropical storm.

The mayor said we dodged a bullet. The governor said we can now go back to normal. Read more

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