HAWAII — Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a category two.
However, according to emergency officials, the storm still poses dangers for Hawaii; such as high winds, flash floods, and excessive rainfall.
Late Thursday afternoon, officials sounded a siren that could be heard throughout the island of Oahu to signal its residents to find shelter.
The state has been prepping all week to ensure that its most vulnerable are sheltered.
Jason Espero of Waikiki Health –a temporary shelter for single adults and couples – talks about holding a practice drill this week in anticipation of Hurricane Lane. Their clients have now been transferred by buses to emergency shelters.
Most businesses, schools and government offices remain closed for the day.