Hawaii storm flood­ing

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

HUR­RI­CANE Lane weak­ened to a trop­i­cal storm on Fri­day as it headed toward the Hawai­ian is­lands.

But it still brought tor­ren­tial rains that im­mersed a city in waist-deep wa­ter and forced peo­ple to flee flood­ing homes, while others jumped off sea­walls with boo­gie boards into the tur­bu­lent ocean.

As many dealt with flood­ing and even brush fires, swim­mers and surfers ig­nored warn­ings from author­i­ties and plunged into pow­er­ful waves at the Oahu’s famed Waikiki Beach, which was closed.

Honolulu’s mayor pleaded with tourists that they were putting them­selves in dan­ger as the storm moved closer.

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