Hurricane Lane Hits Hawaii

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A man walks along a walkway as big waves splash along a beach ahead of Hurricane Lane, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island.

Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and it flooded Thursday.

Hurricane Lane is heading north and packing maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. This makes it a Category 3 hurricane.

Forecasters say it will move close to or over portions of Hawaii’s main islands heading into Friday, bringing dangerous surf of 20 feet.

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