Hurricane Lane was a tropical cyclone that brought torrential rainfall
and strong winds to Hawaii during late August 2018. The storm was the
wettest on record in Hawaii, with peak rainfall accumulations of 58
inches (1,473 mm) along the eastern slopes of Mauna Loa. Lane was the
first of three Category 5 hurricanes of the record-breaking 2018
Pacific hurricane season, and the season's twelfth named storm, sixth
hurricane, and fourth major hurricane. It became a Category 4 hurricane
on August 18 and reached Category 5 status on August 22 to the south
of Hawaii with sustained winds of 160 mph (260 km/h) and a barometric
pressure of 926 mbar (hPa; 27.34 inHg). The hurricane then turned
north and slowed, battering the Hawaiian Islands from August 22 to 26
with heavy rain that caused flash flooding and mudslides. Across the
Big Island, 159 structures were damaged or destroyed. One person died
on Kauai. (This article is part of a featured topic: Category 5
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The Chicago Times-Herald race (winner pictured), the first
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SS Petriana struck a reef near Point Nepean, leading to
Australia's first major oil spill and a debate over the White Australia
Michel Micombero abolished the Burundian monarchy and declared
the country a republic with himself as president.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(US, cooking) A dish, usually roasted, consisting of a deboned turkey
stuffed with a deboned duck that has been stuffed with a small deboned
chicken, and also containing stuffing.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I never had, and still do not have, the perception of feeling my
personal identity. I appear to myself as the place where something is
going on, but there is no "I", no "me". Each of us is a kind of
crossroads where things happen. The crossroads is purely passive;
something happens there. A different thing, equally valid, happens
elsewhere. There is no choice, it is just a matter of chance.
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