These seven stunning maps show power of Hurricane Lane as Category 5 storm bears down on Hawaii
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Lane approaching Hawaii (Twitter)

The strongest hurricane to ever threaten Hawaii is bearing down on the islands as a Category 5 storm.


There has never been a Category 5 storm this close to the state.

Officials with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center have issued Hurricane warnings for the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island. A hurricane watch has been issued for Kauai.

Here are seven stunning images that convey the power of the storm: