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Gov. Ige Briefing on Hurricane Lane

August 24, 2018, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 12:57 PM
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Gov. David Ige presented a briefing on Hurricane Lane on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at 12:10 p.m. from the State Emergency Operations Center.

National Weather Service representatives, Gov. Ige, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 – William Roche, federal coordinating officer are holding a press conference, updating residents of the State of Hawai‘i on the current status of Hurricane Lane.

At 11 a.m., the center of Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 19.1 north, longitude 157.9 qest.

Lane is moving toward the north near 5 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west is anticipated on Saturday, with an increase in forward speed. The center of Lane will remain dangerously close to portions of the central Hawaiian islands later today and tonight.

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Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 966 mb (28.53 inches).

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