Hurricane Lane may be on a collision course with Hawaii’s Big Island putting residents on alert, officials warned Wednesday.
The massive Category 5 storm is expected to change course and move in a northwesterly direction Thursday which could possibly set it on a collision course for the Hawaiian Islands soon after.
The storm is reported to be packing 160-mph winds along with heavy rains. As a result, the Big Island has been issued a warning and the islands of Oahu and Maui have been put on watch.
A direct hit by a hurricane in the Hawaiian Islands is rare and can be devastating. In 1992, Hurricane Iniki decimated parts of Kuai in one flourish.