Hurricane Lane dumps torrential rains on Hawaii’s Big Island
The slow category two hurricane continues to churn in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands, making the threat of catastrophic flooding and mudslides.
A BBC reporter coverage of Hurricane Lane in Hawaii was hit by a falling tree during a live radio report.
The reporter, James Cook, was the description of the storm is the path when a loud bang is heard in the background, according to the recording released by the BBC. The sound of rustling leaves can be heard as the tree falls.
A few seconds later, Cook struggle a bit before to announce that he is “in order.”
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“I’m fine,” he said. “That was unexpected.”
Here he is! Climbing out of the tree. 🌳
Completely unrelated to this incident (he assures us), @BBCJamesCook will be returning to Scotland as chief news correspondent for the nightly 9pm bulletin on the new @BBCScotlandNews channel pic.twitter.com/8Lto9Athmm
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) August 24, 2018
Cook, unharmed, then tells his colleagues not to the tree, managing to make his way out from under the branches themselves. It is at that moment he noticed that his laptop had crashed.
Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC).
“The good news is Lane got weak and fell apart. We dodged a bullet,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a press conference Friday.
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However, Hawaiians are not completely in the clear yet. From 2:00 pm on Saturday, the weather service said the storm was moving “slowly toward the north-northwest to the south of Hawaii,” and that “Lane outer rain bands [are] the production of severe floods in parts of the Hawaiian islands.”
Fox News’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.