Hawaii hit with floods and landslides

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit with floods and landslides as storm nears coast.

Hawaii hit with floods and landslides

Hawaii has been hit with strong winds and torrential rain as Hurricane Lane approaches the US state, causing flash flooding and landslides. Schools and offices were closed as residents took shelter from the storm, which was downgraded to category three strength on Thursday.

As the hurricane neared the islands of the Aloha state, it brought winds of 125 mph (200 km/h) and heavy rainfall. President Donald Trump earlier declared a state of emergency for Hawaii.

The White House said that federal authorities were on standby to provide support and supplies to local and state emergency response efforts. Meanwhile United Airlines said it had cancelled all Friday flights to and from the main airports on Maui, the second-largest island.

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