Canada issues travel advisory for Hawaii due to Category 4 hurricane threat

Aug 22 2018, 12:32 am

The Government of Canada has issued a travel warning for Hawaii due to a hurricane threat.

According to the federal government’s travel advisory, Hurricane Lane is expected to pass near the Hawaiian Islands on August 23 and 24.

“The hurricane is likely to bring excessive rainfall and violent winds,” said the advisory.

At the time of writing, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has classified Lane as a potent Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Lane approaching Hawaii/ NASA

Weather conditions could cause flash flooding and landslides and disrupt the following essential services:

  • Transportation
  • Power distribution
  • Water and food supply
  • Telecommunications networks
  • Emergency services
  • Medical care

Canadians are told to avoid any unnecessary travel through the affected areas. For further details, visit the Government of Canada’s travel advisory website. 

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