The Latest: Storm Lane churns toward main Hawaiian islands

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Lane (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

Forecasters say Hurricane Lane will move close to or over parts of Hawaii's main islands late Friday.

The dangerous Category 3 hurricane is heading north with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. It has lashed Hawaii's Big Island with nearly 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain in about 24 hours.

Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu island.

Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and it flooded Thursday.

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8:45 p.m.

Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii's mostly rural Big Island.

Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and it flooded Thursday.

Hurricane Lane is heading north and packing maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. This makes it a Category 3 hurricane.

Forecasters say it will move close to or over portions of Hawaii's main islands heading into Friday, bringing dangerous surf of 20 feet.

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