Shelters open in West Hawaii as storm approaches

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that five emergency shelters have been opened in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona and South Kona due to the potential effects of Hurricane Lane. No mandatory evacuation has been ordered.

Central Pacific, Eastern Pacific basins remain quiet

KAILUA-KONA — No tropical cyclones are expected to form within the Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific basins during the coming 48 hours, according to forecasters with the Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Miami-based National Hurricane Center.