Tropical Storm Lane dumps major rain on big island, moves north to other Hawaiian islands

In this photo provided by Jessica Henricks, is flooding and damage from Hurricane Lane Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, near Hilo, Hawaii. (Jessica Henricks via AP)

HONOLULU (WTHR) – Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii.

The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days.

The storm was about 110 miles south of Honolulu, but the state's most populous city was largely spared from any impacts.

The Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency officials as they continue to prepare residents and staff evacuation centers for those at most risk.

As of Friday night, there were 35 evacuation centers set up and 1500 overnight stays. Currently, there are 500 Red Cross volunteers deployed to assist in Hawaii.

Although Lane has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, rain and flooding will be significant with some areas expecting 30-40 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service recorded about 2.3 inches of rain on Oahu in a 24-hour period ending early Saturday.

Forecasters have said as much as 10 more inches of rain could fall on parts of Oahu and Maui.

There are power outages due to mudslide, which are expected to get worse.

Early damage estimates believe there are about 1,000 to 2,000 homes destroyed.

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