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Hurricane Iselle closes in on Hawaii as rain begins falling in Hilo
Hurricane Iselle closes in on Hawaii as rain begins falling in Hilo

As Hurricanes Iselle and Julio headed toward Hawaii, Stan Lawrence boarded up his surf shop in downtown Hilo. “It’s safer to be closed,” Lawrence said Thursday morning, although the sun was shining. Later, the rain began. Recent updates on the storms buffeting Hawaii The last time a hurricane hit the state was in 1992, when Iniki veered past the Big Island and pummeled Kauai, killing six people and destroying 1,400 homes. “Hurricanes are unpredictable,” said Lawrence, who grew up in Santa Monica and moved to Hawaii in the 1970s. “They’re like traveling bombs.” Iselle, a Category 1 hurricane, was reported to be 90 miles...

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