NATIONAL BRIEFING

Times Wire Reports

Island residents kept a watchful eye on Felicia as the weakening tropical storm approached. A tropical storm watch for the Big Island was canceled but remained in effect for Oahu and Maui County.

Felicia had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts, according to Air Force reconnaissance aircraft. The storm was expected to weaken to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph and to reach the islands today. The Navy said ships in Pearl Harbor would ride out the storm.

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