August 25, 11 a.m. Tropical Storm Lane slows, flooding threat remains

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Hurricane Lane image courtesy of NOAA

The National Weather Service reports that Tropical Storm Lane has weakened significantly, however, it is important to remain prepared. Rain bands will likely bring more flooding and possibly damaging winds to the islands.

The University of Hawaiʻi will continue to monitor Lane. Currently, only the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaʻako will reopen on Saturday. The rest of the 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 continues through Sunday. A decision on UH Mānoa athletic events scheduled for Sunday will be made later depending upon weather conditions and facility availability.

All campuses are assessing conditions today, and students will be notified of any exceptions to regularly scheduled classes by noon tomorrow. UH employees should anticipate returning on Monday.

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: [email protected]; 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.

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:

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