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KEZI 9 News reporter prepares for Hurricane Lane while on vacation

Reporter Amber Wilmarth is in Hawaii for the first time. She said it's definitely more nerve-racking than she expected.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 7:06 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2018 7:15 PM

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As Hurricane Lane continues to make its way to Hawaii, people on the islands are preparing for what's to come, including a KEZI 9 News reporter who is vacationing with her family on Oahu.

Reporter Amber Wilmarth is in Hawaii for the first time. She said it's definitely more nerve-racking than she expected.

Amber and her family got into Honolulu on Monday. She said her hotel on Waikiki Beach started issuing weather advisory notices on Tuesday.

Staff with the hotel have been telling guests to stay close to the hotel and to remain in their rooms during inclement weather. They also said to stay away from their patio and windows.

Although many are feeling uneasy during this hurricane warning, Amber is in good spirits.

"The hotel’s also been really nice here. Just today they gave us this flashlight just in case we lose power,” Amber said. “We've been getting notices from them as well to stock up on food and water. So, we've been following all the recommendations, although it's a little scary -- not something we planned for. It's something that we have prepared for today, and we'll just see what happens."

Amber said many of the stores have boarded-up windows and sandbags in preparation. She also said most of the stores are either closed or closing early.

She said several beach activities were cancelled Thursday.

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