Tropical Storm "Iselle" hits Hawaii, brings heavy rain and strong winds

Hurricane “Iselle” weakened to a tropical storm while approaching the island of Hawaii on Thursday August 7, 2014. As a tropical storm Iselle still contained some heavy rain showers and strong winds when it hit the big island early Friday, August 8. It downed trees, caused power outages and virtually shut down the state for a day.There were several road and highway closures and reports of damage to homes and buildings from fallen trees and strong winds, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. There are also numerous reports of downed power lines across the island and Hawaii Electric Light has asked residents to conserve power as much as possible until further notice, LATimes reports.On August 8 at 23:15 UTC, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua… »

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