Hurricane Lane spun in a dangerously unpredictable path Friday as it lumbered toward Hawaii, dumping rain on the mostly rural Big Island and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee to emergency shelters.
The Category 2 storm had winds of about 110 mph, with stronger gusts. It was unclear when the system would make an expected turn west and barrel toward the island chain. Even though it was not projected to make a direct hit on Hawaii, the storm could pass close to the islands, bringing a huge storm surge, high wind and heavy rain, meteorologists said.
We get the latest from on the ground in Honolulu.
With files from the Associated Press.
Bill Dorman, news director of Hawai'i Public Radio
Brooke Bingaman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service; she’s in Honolulu