HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Big Island remains under a hurricane warning as Lane — a massive and rare Category 5 Central Pacific cyclone — targets the entire island chain.
Oahu and Maui County, meanwhile, are under a hurricane watch.
At 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Hurricane Lane was maintaining its intensity as a ferocious Category 5 storm, packing maximum sustained winds near 160 mph with higher gusts.
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It's one of only two recorded Category 5 hurricanes to pass within 350 miles of the Big Island's South Point. The last: Hurricane John in 1994.