Hurricane Lane dropped 12 inches of rain in as many hours on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday as it approached the state, The Associated Press reported.
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People look over the Wainaku Street bridge as Wailuku River rages below them in Hilo, Hawaii, Thursday. Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island's main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The city of Hilo, population 43,000, was flooded with waist-high water.
Flooding and damage from Hurricane Lane on Friday.
A woman buys water as other shelves are empty at a supermarket ahead of Hurricane Lane on Friday in Honolulu.
Storm-chasing surfers and body boarders revel in the abundant waves as Hurricane Lane approaches Waikiki Beach on Thursday in Honolulu.
The Wailuku River flood waters run downstream on the Big Island on Thursday.
A bodyboarder jumps into the surf along Waikiki Beach ahead of Hurricane Lane on Friday in Honolulu.
A car is stuck partially submerged in floodwaters from Hurricane Lane rainfall on the Big Island in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 23.
Visitors watch the rising surf generated by Hurricane Lane crash upon the Kailua Kona coastline in Hawaii on Aug. 23.
A man takes photos of floodwaters from Hurricane Lane rainfall on the Big Island in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 23. Hurricane Lane has brought more than a foot of rain to some parts of the Big Island, which is under a flash flood warning.
Hurricane Lane on Aug. 23 as it heads to the Hawaiian Islands.
Traffic backs up for more than a city block as cars wait to get into a parking lot at a local hardware store in Honolulu on Aug. 22. Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday. Hawaii residents prepared for the hurricane by buying water, flashlights, propane and other emergency supplies.
Jay Kitashima lashes down the roof of his tiny home in preparation for Hurricane Lane on Aug. 22 along Ewa Beach in Honolulu. As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out, the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents.
Kainalu Kitashima hands his father a piece of wood to help tie down their tiny home in preparation for Hurricane Lane along Ewa Beach in Honolulu on Aug. 22.
Joel Zane pushs a dolly stacked high with water for his ABC store in preparation for Hurricane Lane on Honolulu's Kalaukaua Avenue on Aug. 22. Hurricane Lane is a high-end Category 4 hurricane and remains a threat to the entire island chain.
Hurricane Lane as seen from the International Space Station on Aug. 22.