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    REPORTS: Tropical Storm Iselle Lashes Hawaii With Wind, Rain

    By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather staff writer
    August 10, 2014, 9:31:41 PM EDT

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    As of 1:03 p.m. HST Friday, this blog is no longer live. See reports below.

    Tropical Storm Iselle continues on its path after hitting the Big Island of Hawaii early morning local time.

    The storm is bringing high winds, power outages, flooding rains, road closures and rough surf. Iselle weakened several hours before landfall late Thursday, local time, but remains a potent threat to the Hawaiian Islands.


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    UPDATES: (All times listed in Hawaiian time)

    12:00 p.m. HST Friday:

    10:05 a.m. HST Friday:

    8:17 a.m. HST Friday: A Big Island resident woke to downed trees and was without power as Iselle struck the area.

    7:55 a.m. HST Friday: Watch a special edition of 'AccuWeather Live' for the latest impacts to Hawaii as Iselle moves over the area:

    6:56 a.m. HST Friday:

    6:02 a.m. HST Friday: NWS Honolulu has extended the flash flood warning for the Big Island through 8:30 a.m. HST.

    5:54 a.m. HST Friday: Watch the latest edition of 'AccuWeather Live' now for the latest developments.

    4:51 a.m. HST Friday: AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Henry Margusity said a 72 mph wind gust was measured at Oahu Forest, elevation 2293 ft.

    4:49 a.m. HST Friday:

    4:13 a.m. HST Friday: Maui Electric reports that 200 customers are without power in the Maui area. Crews are working to restore power as safety permits.

    4:00 a.m. HST Friday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE as we cover the impacts of Iselle in Hawaii after it made landfall on the Big Island:

    3:11 a.m. HST Friday: The National Hurricane Center has declared that Iselle has officially made landfall near Pahala on Big Island, Hawaii.

    2:41 a.m. HST Friday: NWS Honolulu continues the flash flood warning until 5:30 a.m. HST Friday for the Big Island.

    2:36 a.m. HST Friday:

    2:00 a.m. HST Friday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE as we cover the impacts of Iselle in Hawaii, with landfall nearing:

    12:50 a.m. HST Friday: The Maui Police Department are reporting several road closures due to downed trees and power lines.

    12:14 a.m. HST Friday: NWS Honolulu released a flash flood warning for Hawaii Island until 2:45 a.m. HST.

    12:01 a.m. HST Friday: Reports of 3 to 5 inches of rain in the mountains west of Hilo.

    11:42 p.m. HST Thursday: Hilo gusted to 54 mph, according to NWS observation.


    11:23 p.m. HST Thursday: Iselle has slowed down to 10 mph and is moving to the west. At its current pace, the storm may make landfall around 2 a.m. Friday, local time.

    11:03 p.m. HST Thursday: The Civil Defense Advisory issued for a geothermal release has been cancelled after the release of hydrogen sulfide emissions by the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant in Pohoiki was contained, Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi said. Based on all available data, the hydrogen sulfide emissions have dissipated, and residents who may have evacuated may return their homes.

    11:00 p.m. HST Thursday: Heavy debris spotted on Highway 19 near the Honolii Bridge area in Hilo, reports Hawaii Police Department.

    10:45 p.m. HST Thursday: Iselle, while still potent, is now a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Satellite image courtesy of NOAA.


    10:10 p.m. HST Thursday: Gusts of 50 to 60 mph reported on the southern coast of the Big Island near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

    10:06 p.m. HST Thursday:

    10:00 p.m. HST Thursday:

    9:10 p.m. HST Thursday: Tropical-storm force winds gust to 43 mph at Hilo, Hawaii.

    8:52 p.m. HST Thursday: Street flooding occurring in Makawao, Hawaii, reports trained spotter.

    8:43 p.m. HST Thursday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists expect Iselle to make landfall around midnight Friday, local time. Satellite image courtesy of NOAA.


    8:41 p.m. HST Thursday: Upper Kula residents are asked to conserve their water as the power to the Olinda Water Treatment plant just went out, Maui County officials said.

    8:31 p.m. HST Thursday: A Civil Defense Alert is in effect in part of Hawaii County due to the uncontrolled release of steam containing hydrogen sulfide at the Puna Geothermal Venture plant in Pohoiki: Leilani Estates, Pohoiki Road, and Lani Puna, according to Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's Facebook page. There was a power outage in the area early this evening, according to Hawaii Electric Light.

    8:26 p.m. HST Thursday: Evacuation shuttle service planned in Oahu.

    7:55 p.m. HST Thursday: Iselle remains a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It is 70 miles from Hilo.

    7:34 p.m. HST Thursday: Early voting has taken place in the run-up to Saturday's statewide election in Hawaii.

    7:26 p.m. HST Thursday:

    7:21 p.m. HST Thursday: Firefighters responding to calls for downed wires and trees across Hawaii County, according to fire dispatch scanner.

    7:13 p.m. HST Thursday: About 10,000 Hawaii Electric Light customers are without power in Hawaii County, the utility reports.

    7:06 p.m. HST Thursday:

    7:00 p.m. HST Thursday: Large waves hitting the Big Island.

    6:28 p.m. HST Thursday:

    6:19 p.m. HST Thursday: Another rain band is hitting Hilo. Webcam is from the University of Hawaii, Hilo, overlooking Wailoa State Park.


    6:11 p.m. HST Thursday: Honolulu, Kahului, Kona, Lihue, Molokai and Lanai airports are still open, but checking schedules is advised, the airports said.

    6:07 p.m. HST Thursday: No more flights scheduled for Hilo International Airport due to Iselle, the airport said.

    5:54 p.m. HST Thursday: Route 11 (Keaau to Volcano Highway) and Route 132 blocked by downed trees south of Hilo, Hawaii Police Department reports.

    5:49 p.m. HST Thursday:

    5:36 p.m. HST Thursday:

    5:30 p.m. HST Thursday: Non-essential city services will be closed on Friday in Honolulu; it includes all satellite city halls and driver licensing centers, the city said on its website. City offices will be closed on Friday. There will be no trash or bulky waste pickup on Friday.

    5:22 p.m. HST Thursday: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces a disaster proclamation has been issued.

    5:14 p.m. HST Thursday: Hilo has received 1.06 inches of rain since 11 a.m. HST Thursday.

    5:13 p.m. HST Thursday:

    5:09 p.m. HST Thursday: Iselle continues at hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

    5:08 p.m. HST Thursday:

    4:53 p.m. HST Thursday: Hurricane Julio, which is on the heels of Iselle, has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane.


    4:47 p.m. HST Thursday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists estimate that Iselle will make landfall on the Big Island of Hawaii around 10 p.m. HST Thursday.

    4:44 p.m. HST Thursday: The American Red Cross will open 10 shelters in the Honolulu area at 10 p.m. HST Thursday.

    4:40 p.m. HST Thursday:

    4:30 p.m. HST Thursday: All state highway roadwork is suspended through Sunday, Aug. 10 on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu due to hurricanes Iselle and Julio, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.

    4:28 p.m. HST Thursday: Hawaii Attorney General David Louie says state elections will proceed on Saturday as planned, although some polling places may change.

    4:26 p.m. HST Thursday:

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