Early on Tuesday morning, the Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for Hawaii Island. Subsequently, Travel Canada released a new travel advisory for Hawaii and Mauii advising Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to this area.
According to a source, this storm is anticipated to be huge - a category 5 storm to be precise.
Hurricane Lane is expected to deliver high winds of 250 km/h or above. This will likely cause some serious damage due to violent winds and flash flooding; residents of Hawaii are already scrambling to gather essential supplies like water and canned food and are bracing for impact.
Although it's too early to precisely predict exactly where hurricane Lane will hit, Public schools are even closed on Big Island and Maui County until further notice.
With that said, August and September are known to be hurricane season in certain parts of the world. And some residents of Hawaii have lived through disastrous storms in the past, notably Hurricane Iniki which devastated the Island over 20 years ago.
Here is some jaw-dropping footage of this violent early 90s hurricane.