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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Flossie Headed for Hawaii
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Maui and the Island of Hawaii with a tropical storm watch in effect for Oahu (Honolulu's island). The winds will cause the problems, especially in the higher elevations. While there will be flooding, much of the State of Hawaii has been in a drought, so the storm may be a net plus.
Because of Hawaii's geographic location, it rarely gets tropical storms or hurricanes even thought it is in the tropics.