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Iselle hits Hawaii: Heavy rain damages homes; roads blocked
Iselle hits Hawaii: Heavy rain damages homes; roads blocked

Tropical Storm Iselle buffeted Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui early Friday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, downed trees and power outages and sending many tourists packing home as the state braced for a second storm on Sunday that is expected to veer north and spare the islands of the brunt of its power. Although Iselle was weaker than expected, it virtually shut down the state for a day as residents and hotel operators heeded warnings and prepared for the worst. All tropical storm warnings were canceled by 8 p.m. Friday, state officials said during a media conference.  Efforts were underway for those who requested aid, officials said. There were several road and...

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