Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way

  • A surfer walks along Waikiki Beach in a light rain from Tropical Storm Lane, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/John Locher)

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which dumped the third most rain from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950.

Hawaii County Civil Defense spokeswoman Kelly Wooten says it’s too early to quantify the extent of the damage, but it runs the gamut from flooded homes to washed-out roads.

County Managing Director Wil Okabe estimates about 200 people have reported some kind of damage.

County workers are being dispatched Monday to check-out damage, mostly on the east side of the Big Island.

Okabe says the storm hovered over the east side, causing the area to take the brunt of the heavy rains.

State. Sen Kai Kahele spent the weekend surveying flood damage at an elementary school. Six classrooms are displaced while crews clean up.


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