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Hurricane Lane image courtesy of NOAA

The University of Hawaiʻi is closely monitoring Hurricane Lane. Currently, all 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 resumes action today (Friday) after being postponed on Thursday. Play will continue through Sunday. A decision on UH Mānoa athletic events scheduled for Sunday will be made later depending upon weather conditions and facility availability.

Hurricane Lane is a category 2 storm and its current track has it moving dangerously close to the islands. Lane could make landfall on multiple islands. The storm can bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surge. A hurricane warning remains in effect for Oʻahu and Maui County as of this update. Parts of Hawaiʻi Island have already seen flooding.

It is of vital importance that all students, faculty and staff keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

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: vcs@hawaii.edu; 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:

Please stay informed and updated:

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