Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact

  • A business on Alii Drive boarded up windows on Saturday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas. The tropical cyclone was forecast to pass north of the Big Island today. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A large jet flanked by numerous Hawaiian Airlines jets sits on the tarmac at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole on Saturday ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Douglas. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A jet flanked by numerous Hawaiian Airlines jets sits on the tarmac at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole on Saturday ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Douglas. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A business on Alii Drive boarded up windows on Saturday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas. The tropical cyclone was forecast to pass north of the Big Island today. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases.