HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - City services will be put on hold as Hurricane Lane is set to bring torrential rains and monster surf to the island.
At a news conference Wednesday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell urged residents to take the storm seriously.
As Lane approaches, the city might sound emergency sirens to notify residents on possible impacts, he said.. Voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders might also be issued, Caldwell said.
"We do not want to see what happened in Puerto Rico," Caldwell said. "And we do that by making sure we're prepared."
Here's a look at how city services will be affected:
The last city bus and Handi-van trips will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. After that, all bus services will be put on hold until the hurricane passes.
City buses may be used to shuttle residents to emergency shelters.
There will be no trash pickup on Oahu starting Friday.
The final bulky item pickup is also slated to happen Thursday.
All of the city's public parks will be closed starting Thursday.
Also closed: The Honolulu Zoo, all botanical gardens, golf courses and other city venues.
City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and non-essential workers should not report to work.
Disaster response workers should report to work as usual.
This story will be updated.