Hurricane Ana Puts Hawaii in State of Emergency

Tropical Storm Ana spins Oct. 18, 2014, at 2:00 a.m. EDT. The National Weather Service said Friday that Ana became a Category 1 hurricane about 230 miles south of Hilo, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. (PHOTO CREDIT: NOAA via AP)
Tropical Storm Ana spins Oct. 18, 2014, at 2:00 a.m. EDT. The National Weather Service said Friday that Ana became a Category 1 hurricane about 230 miles south of Hilo, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. (PHOTO CREDIT: NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Ana did not hit Hawaii on Saturday, but maintained its strength and came as close as 155 miles to the islands, according to Weather.com.

Hawaiian Gov. Neil Abercrombie declared a state of emergency earlier this week as the storm grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane, a rarity in the islands.

The storm produced high waves and strong winds of 80 mph, which were expected to continue through Saturday. The hurricane is expected to gradually weaken to a tropical storm by early Sunday morning.

The northwest movement for the storm also showed a path that would keep it south from the island and not hitting land.

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SOURCE: USA Today
Bryan Alexander

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