As Douglas jogs away from Hawaii residents breathe a sigh of relief
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hurricane Douglas made a dangerously close pass north of the island chain Sunday into Monday, leaving residents tired but grateful.
In the hours leading up to the anticipated impacts, leaders preached readiness to residents.
“The storm is actually passing very close to the islands,” Gov. David Ige told Hawaii News Now. “These storms are unpredictable and they could change direction.”
Douglas remained a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it jogged away from the island chain.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center dropped the hurricane warning for Kauai at 2 a.m. Monday.
Meanwhile, Oahu residents took a sigh of relief as cloudy skies gave way to a stunning sunset Sunday evening.
Oahu residents appeared to have heeded warnings from emergency management officials to prepare for the storm and take shelter.
But there were a few surfers who braved the waves.