FEMA workers arrive in Hawaii; airports remain open

Lane 8/23 at 6 a.m.: Hurricane warnings remain in effect across Hawaii
Published: Aug. 23, 2018 at 2:41 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 23, 2018 at 5:29 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - About 150 FEMA workers are spread out across the state to help out with Hurricane Lane.

About a dozen members arrived in Honolulu from California Wednesday night.

FEMA said 55 generators are already on island, and another 26 are expected Thursday, with more equipment on the way.

Crews have already stocked up on hundreds of thousands of liters of water and tens of thousands of meals. It will be enough for up to a week of food supply.

FEMA is working with cell phone providers to ensure that residents and emergency responders are able to communicate. They are also starting to work on post-disaster response.

FEMA crews landed at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport which remains open. No airports are closed at this time, though visitors trying to leave the islands have been unlucky.

"We're here til Friday night. And we were trying to get out a little bit earlier as of today and the airline said there was absolutely no chance, so we're back here and we're going to hunker down for the storm," Brooklyn visitor Matt Lembeck said.

This story may be updated. 

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