WORLD Hurricane Lane dumps torrential rains on Hawaii

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Hurricane Lane dumps torrential rains on Hawaii

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10:05, August 24, 2018

High winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Lane pounded Hawaii on Thursday, touching off flash floods, landslides and heavy surf.

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Lane is still churning in the Pacific Ocean some 200 miles of Kailua-Kona and it's still classified as a powerful Category 4 storm packing wind speed of 130 miles per hour.

And the latest predictions show the eye of the storm veering just west of the islands on Friday before turning back out to sea, but forecasters warned that the island could still expect to be hit hard by the erratic hurricane.

This could be the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since another Category 4 storm Iniki hit Kauai island in 1992. 

That storm killed six people and damaged or destroyed more than 14,000 homes.

The storm is the second major natural threat to hit Hawaii this year. 

In May, the Kilauea volcano began erupting, destroying hundreds of homes on the Big Island. 

High winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Lane pounded Hawaii on Thursday, touching off flash floods, landslides and heavy surf as it spun toward the islands, prompting schools and offices to close as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm. 

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