A BBC news reporter had a lucky escape when he was hit by a falling tree while reporting on Hurricane Lane in Hawaii.
North America correspondent James Cook was doing a radio report on the storm when there was a loud creak following by a huge crash.
He is in the middle of describing the route of the storm, which has since been downgraded to Category 2, when the tree falls.
James can be heard groaning, and people rush to his aid.
When asked if he’s okay, James replies: "I’m alright, I’m alright.
"Yeah. I’m fine. That was unexpected."
He then asks people not to move the branch, explaining it will be easier for him just to climb out.
James escaped with no injuries, but his laptop was destroyed by the impact.
He can be heard saying: "It smashed my laptop."
This afternoon the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 2 story.
Maximum sustained winds are now near 110mph with higher gusts.
The US National Weather Service said some weakening is expected throughout the rest of the day, but the hurricane is expected to remain dangerous as it approaches Hawaii’s islands.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. Hawaii’s Big Island has a tropical storm warning.
The service said Lane’s centre will move dangerously close to some Hawaiian islands later today.
Police warned tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach after nearly 2ft of rain.
So far, about 1,500 people, mostly on Oahu, are in emergency shelters, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross.
Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and flooded the house.
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Suzanne Demerais said a tiny waterfall and small stream were flowing near the home when she arrived with four friends from the Los Angeles area, but the stream turned into a torrent, and the river rose rapidly over 24 hours.
Hawaii County firefighters, who were in touch with the home’s owner, decided to evacuate the house before the water rose any higher.
They floated the five out on their backs, Ms Demerais said.
Hurricane Lane lashed the Big Island with more than 30in of rain in about 24 hours.
A wind gust of 67mph was recorded at Kohala Ranch on the northern side of the island.
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