Erica McMillan stocks up with what's left on the shelves at Walmart in Oahu, Hawaii on August 22, 2018, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Lane. (AFP / Ronen ZILBERMAN)
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As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out, the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents.Hurricane Lane was forecast to continue its northwest turn into the islands Thursday, which would make it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992 .Officials opened shelters on the Big Island and on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai on Wednesday.On the island of Oahu, which was put on a hurricane warning late Wednesday, shelters were scheduled to open Thursday. Hurricanes are ranked 1 to 5 according to what is known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane Lane is at category 4, which means winds from 130 to 251 kph.The eastern side of the island picked up nearly 7.62 centimeters of rain in three hours, Foster said.The central Pacific gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with about only four or five named storms a year.
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