The Conversation: Storm Experiences

Aug 24, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters are secured at Marine Corps Base Hawaii ahead of Hurricane Lane.
Credit United States Department of Defense

Across the islands, residents and visitors are dealing with the effects of Hurricane Lane. Fire and rain have forced evacuations across the Big Island and Maui overnight. Tourists are scrambling as airlines have canceled some flights. There are pockets of power outages across various islands due to the gusty winds even though the Hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm. Hurricane Lane’s advance has slowed to 2 miles an hour.

Guests:

Mufi Hanneman, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association

Francine Wai, Disability Communication Access Board

Dennis Hwang, author of Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

Intro Music: Sestri Levante by Tame Impala