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Maui shelters set to open as hurricane nears

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

11:30 a.m.

The first emergency shelters are preparing to open as Hurricane Lane heads toward Hawaii.

Officials plan to open shelters at some schools on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai at 2 p.m. Wednesday with check-in an hour earlier for people with special needs.

Officials on other islands say they will open shelters when needed.

Maui County remains under a hurricane warning, along with the Big Island.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the islands of Oahu, Kauai and Niihau.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Tom Travis said Tuesday there's not enough shelter space statewide.

He says those who are not in flood zones should stay home.

Officials are working on shelter logistics for Hawaii's sizeable homeless population.

Many live near beaches and streams that could face flooding.

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