August 24, 6:10 p.m. Hurricane Lane downgraded to tropical storm

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Hurricane Lane image courtesy of NOAA

The National Weather Service has downgraded Hurricane Lane to a tropical storm. While the storm has weakened significantly, it is important to remain prepared and not be lulled into a false sense of safety. Rain bands will likely bring more flooding and damaging winds to the islands.

The University of Hawaii will continue to monitor Hurricane Lane. Currently, all UH campuses and offices on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi are closed through Sunday. The First Hawaiian Bank Volleyball Challenge at UH Hilo resumed action today (Friday) after being postponed on Thursday. Play will continue through Sunday. A decision on UH Mānoa athletic events scheduled for Sunday will be made later depending upon weather conditions and facility availability.

For those students in our residence halls, you will receive more specific communications and instructions from your respective student housing office. However, please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions or concerns at UH Mānoa: vcs@hawaii.edu; UH Hilo (808) 932-7403. More emergency information regarding student housing at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo is also available online.

Please follow the National Weather Service, other official agencies and local media for the latest weather news.

As Tropical Storm Lane progresses, each campus will make decisions on whether to reopen classes and activities depending on local conditions.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: www.hawaii.edu/alert/

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the Emergency Information webpage, as well as on social media:

Please stay informed and updated:

Author: Admin