Hawaii largely dodges one-two storm punch as Iselle passes, Hurricane Julio heads north

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Associated Press

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:01 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.

The Big Island took the brunt of a weakening Tropical Storm Iselle (ee-SEHL') on Thursday night and early Friday. The storm knocked down power lines, phones and trees but did not cause major damage or injuries.

By Friday afternoon, people were out and about throughout Hawaii. On Oahu, surfers rode waves where they could, despite a warning from lifeguards that they would only respond to emergency calls.

Now Hurricane Julio is expected to pass roughly 160 miles northeast of the islands at its closest point early Sunday.

The state Department of Health is warning the public to stay out of floodwaters and storm-water runoff across Hawaii because they are known to attract sharks as they wash dead animals into the ocean.

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297-a-03-(Doug Mayne (mayn), administrator, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, at news conference)-"no reported injuries"-Doug Mayne, head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, says all residents appear to be safe. ((watch for dating)) (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *297 (08/08/14)££ 00:03 "no reported injuries"

295-a-07-(Mike Cantin, meteorologist, National Weather Service, at news conference)-"to the state"-Mike Cantin, with the National Weather Service, says Tropical Storm Iselle is moving on and fading away. ((Iselle is pronounced ee-SEHL')) (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *295 (08/08/14)££ 00:07 "to the state"

299-a-10-(Bronson Gouveia, Honolulu resident, in AP interview)-"just go in"-Honolulu resident Bronson Gouveia sayd he couldn't resist the urge to hit the surf. (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *299 (08/08/14)££ 00:10 "just go in"

296-a-08-(Mike Cantin, meteorologist, National Weather Service, at news conference)-"Iselle, keep them"-Mike Cantin, with the National Weather Service, says another storm is coming to Hawaii this weekend. (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *296 (08/08/14)££ 00:08 "Iselle, keep them"

300-r-17-(Sound of wind and surf, at Makapuu Beach Park)--Sound of wind and surf at Makapuu Beach Park. (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *300 (08/08/14)££ 00:17

298-a-15-(Army Sgt. Steven Reyes of San Antonio, Texas, in AP interview)-"it's just beautiful"-Army Sgt. Steven Reyes says he went to Sandy Beach Park to get a first hand look at the conditions. (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *298 (08/08/14)££ 00:15 "it's just beautiful"

294-a-08-(Mike Cantin, meteorologist, National Weather Service, at news conference)-"across the state"-Mike Cantin, with the National Weather Service, says high water could be a danger is some areas. (8 Aug 2014)

<<CUT *294 (08/08/14)££ 00:08 "across the state"

APPHOTO HICS204: Young board surfers ride storm-driven waves under the seawall on Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iselle, the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, knocked out power, caused flooding and downed trees when it crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and sparsely populated region. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart) (8 Aug 2014)

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APPHOTO HIMG215: Surfers and body boarders wait for waves at Sandy Beach Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Tropical Storm Iselle is causing higher-than-normal waves in parts of the island of Oahu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) (8 Aug 2014)

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APPHOTO HIMG117: A boogie boarder barrels through the waves at Sandy Beach Park, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Honolulu. As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) (8 Aug 2014)

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APPHOTO HIMG113: A surfer takes on the waves at Makapuu Beach, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) (8 Aug 2014)

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