Heavy rains hit Maui as Olivia approaches Hawaii

HONOLULU — Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters). Some places could get as much as 15 inches.

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Monday continued assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which ranked as the No. 3 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950.

UPDATE: Lane weakens to tropical storm

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Hurricane Lane was spinning 85 mph winds as it tracked north-northeast at 2 mph about 115 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.