All eyes in Hawaii on Hurricane Lane.
The threat of a direct hit, as the Rainbow sSate braces for the worst storm it has seen in a quarter century.
Lane churned toward Oahu, the island with the largest population, as tens of thousands of people across the islands have been going into disaster-preparation mode.
Schools, government offices and businesses have closed and residents are stocking up on supplies.
The National Weather Service says Lane is packing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour, and could dump 10 to 20 inches of rain, triggering flash floods and landslides. Some places could see more than 30 inches of rain.
Weather experts also warned of very large or damaging surf along west and south-facing shorelines.