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Iselle Weakens to Tropical Storm


Hurricane Iselle has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is now tracking south of the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) continues to work with its partner government agencies to monitor the impact of the storm and will provide updates as they become available.

There have been additional inter-island flight cancellations for today (Aug. 8) and travellers are advised to check with their carrier regarding all flights to and from Hawaii. A list of flight cancellations is located on the Hawaii Tourism Authority web site under the special alert section and will be updated on an ongoing basis (http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/special-alert).

It’s reported that at least 5,200 residents island-wide are without power.

Officials are advising visitors currently in the Hawaiian Islands or coming to the Hawaiian Islands to monitor information from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc) and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (http://www.scd.hawaii.gov).

Meanwhile, Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm, is reported to be close on Iselle’s tail with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. It is projected to move just north of the Hawaiian islands through Sunday.

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