Hurricanes threaten Hawaii, Mexico, Japan
Hurricane Hector whirled toward Hawaii Tuesday with 130 mph winds, bringing the threat of dangerous sea swells on two islands in the US archipelago state. The Category Four storm was expected to pass about 100-150 km south of the Big Island on Wednesday, government forecasters said. Off the coast of Mexico, meanwhile, Hurricane John lumbered toward the Baja California peninsula as a Category Two storm. Meanwhile, Typhoon Shanshan was churning towards Japan yesterday, forcing airlines to cancel scores of flights.