Kevin Kitigawa (L) and Wilder Chok get gasoline as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. August 21, 2018. Picture taken August 21, 2018. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)
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The National Weather Service said that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 mph or above.The hurricane was about 804 kilometers southeast of Honolulu before dawn Wednesday and The National Weather Service extended a hurricane warning for Hawaii's Big Island to include the island of Maui.On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 253 kph or above.The hurricane center said the storm will move very close to or over the islands from Thursday through Saturday.Longtime Hawaii residents recalled a devastating 1992 hurricane as they prepared for Hurricane Lane.Kauai resident Mike Miranda was 12 when Hurricane Iniki devastated the island 26 years ago.
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