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Tropical-storm-force winds - 39-73 miles per hour - and rain could be seen on portions of the Big Island and Maui County on Thursday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

Officials say more than 76cms of rain is possible in some areas, which could mean flooding, risky surf of 6m, and a storm surge of up to one metre above normal levels.

Tropical-storm-force winds - 39-73 miles per hour - and rain could be seen on portions of the Big Island and Maui County on Thursday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Lane, threatening a direct hit as Hawaii's worst storm in a quarter century, churned towards the main island of Oahu on Thursday as schools, government offices and business closed while residents stocked up on supplies and boarded up homes.

Lane is expected to weaken slowly through Friday, but it still is forecast "to remain a unsafe hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands", the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center says.

The Vancouver (YVR) airport also has multiple flights from other airlines to the Hawaiian Islands listed as cancelled.

The NWS issued a flash flood warning for Hawaii's Big Island and other hurricane-related warnings and alerts for the rest of the state.

Lane's wind power was expected to weaken into the weekend, but forecasters warned it would remain a hurricane as it approaches Hawaii. The Atlantic or Eastern Pacific usually see many more storms.


Molokai real estate agent Pearl Hodgins said she expected the island's two stores to soon run out of bottled water and batteries. Storms with a chance of hitting the islands typically form in the warm waters off the coast of Mexico are blown west by the prevailing winds.

"Our teams are closely coordinating with the state and local authorities", he tweeted Thursday.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center graphic.

RAINFALL: Rain bands will continue to overspread the Hawaiian Islands well ahead of Lane.

Members of the Alapahoe outrigger canoe club move their canoes off the beach to higher ground as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu, Hawaii.

Those who lived in Hawaii when Iniki hit said they remember the "pandemonium" and were boarding up their houses and stockpiling water. David Ige announced that President Donald Trump had approved his request for a federal disaster declaration, freeing up funds and resources to help the state. This sideswipe, however, from the hurricane is expected to bring about 15-20 inches of rain, which could contribute to catastrophic flooding and mudslides.

The exact path of the storm is still uncertain, according to CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.


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