Hurricane Lane threatening Hawaii
LOS ANGELES, Aug 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Hurricane Lane was circling Hawaii
Monday, with US forecasters warning the storm could cause “large and
dangerous surf” and strong currents along shorelines in the US archipelago.
Packing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (205 kilometers per
hour), the Category Three storm was swirling some 615 miles (990 kilometers)
southeast of Hilo, a town on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Lane was likely to continue its westward march and could start losing wind
power late Tuesday, the Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center said,
but the threat of treacherous sea swells remained.