Trump issues disaster declaration ahead of Lane

Three-day forecast track for Hurricane Lane issued 11 a.m. Wednesday

CNN reports that Lane, which could be the biggest storm to make landfall on Hawaii in 26 years, is only lumbering forth at 7mph, which (as NOAA points out in the below clip) could place Hawaii at risk for prolonged downpours.

The US Central Pacific Hurricane Centre reported Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 storm - the second-strongest on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of wind intensity.

In a statement announcing Trump's approval, Gov. David Ige said Hawaii had submitted the request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to help with the impact the hurricane may have in the islands.

Nine military pallets loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of technical search and rescue equipment left with the task force members Wednesday. It could be so devastating that authorities are urging residents to set aside two weeks worth of food and water.

Travelling at 155mph (250kph) - the storm is expected to bring up to 25 inches of rain, triggering flash-flooding and landslides, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is less than 300 miles south of Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, coming towards the Pacific islands from the southeast. It is then predicted to move directly toward Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.

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More than 20 inches of rain is expected in some locations forecasters said.

A photo taken from the International Space Station and posted on social media by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii on August 22.

The shelves of a downtown Honolulu Walmart were stripped of items ranging from canned tuna to dog food.

A handout image made available by NASA on August 22, 2018 and taken by a crew member from the International Space Station shows Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific Ocean, near Hawaii.

"I went to Safeway last night for regular groceries". "We have about nine cases of water because we're having family stay with us as well, so one case per person". U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii were instructed to leave port, a common practice when a hurricane approaches to avoid damage. It killed six people and damaged or destroyed more than 14,000 homes.

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