Senator Mazie Hirono deaded for Hawaii to face Hurricane Lane alongside her family and constituents. The dangerous storm resulted in citizen alerts. Her announcement came shortly after NWS Honolulu posted about the impending hurricane on Twitter.

The Wednesday (August 22) news from NWS said, "#Lane is a category 4 storm this morning as it continues WNW toward the state. Maui County has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning, and a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Kauai County."

Mazie Hirono heads for Hurricane Lane

Hawaii is where Mazie's heart lies and she's not about to sit out the troubles that threaten her constituency.

She's not the type of person get her family out of danger and then leave her constituents to weather the storm alone. She took to her Twitter to inform everyone that she's heading back home.

People react on Twitter

Hurricane Lane is touted to be a dangerous storm and many people reacted to Mazie Hirono's tweet. Not all of the people were from Hawaii and the concern for the people was evident.

@kellybrannock wrote, "I have such admiration and respect for you, Senator!

The people of Hawaii chose wisely in electing both their Senators. Hoping for a light touch from Lane and an easy recovery to beautiful Hawaii." Others extended prayers and best wishes to everyone as they prepared for the storm.

@LaurieL78128058 responded with, "Aloha e @maziehirono. Safe travels to Hawaii Nei.

My thoughts and prayers go out to kamaaina and visitors as they brace for #HurricaneLane."

Then there was this tweet from @Marq_LL:

Hurricane Lane threatens the people of Hawaii

Vox News reported that Hurricane Lane is an unusual threat to the Islands.

This is because " high-pressure weather patterns over the central Pacific, and a lot of deep, cool water around the islands," means that "tropical storms usually steer clear."

While it's not certain that the hurricane will make landfall on Hawaii, or just track close to it, the National Weather Service described as a "dangerous" storm. It may weaken a bit but even so, it will still be massive. The Atlantic noted that this storm is set to one of the biggest to threaten Hawaii in over two decades. They cited David Ige, the Hawaii governor, as saying, “I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm. I urge our residents and visitors to take this threat seriously and prepare for a significant impact.”

Hawaiians prepare to weather the storm

After Hurricane Lane alerts were issued, Hawaiians hit the supermarkets to get in food and emergency supplies.

They are preparing to hunker down and weather out the storm. The storm is expected to start affecting the island on Thursday. In the meantime, prayers and hopes that all will be safe are coming in from across the USA. If the storm does bring danger to Hawaii, they won't be facing that danger alone as Senator Mazie Hirono will weather it with them.

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