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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.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “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.

  • GRAPHIC BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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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