HURRICANE Lane is threatening to unleash strong winds, rain and pounding surf on the Hawaii islands – the true extent of the terrifying storm has been captured from the NASA space station.
A hurricane warning is in effect for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii County, which means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere in the area.
A hurricane watch is also in effect for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau - meaning that hurricane conditions are possible in the area.
Eric Lau from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center also warned Hawaii residents must to “stay vigilant and really be aware of surroundings”. He added: “Know where your evacuation centres are and have your hurricane kits readily available.”
He added: "As the storm approaches, we are looking at the potential for really heavy rainfall, strong damaging winds.