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Tropical Storm Flossie Slams Hawaii With Heavy Rain, Wind

The first named storm in more than 20 years struck the Hawaiian Islands on Monday, lashing the state with strong winds and heavy rain, and knocking out power to thousands. The system weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through.


Pablo Pereira

@PabloWeather

Take a look at this image from NASA’s Aqua satellite of Tropical Storm Flossie as it nears Hawaii!

2. Residents and tourists alike took to social media to capture the storm’s power.

4. The governor warned Hawaiians to be careful when going out in the storm.


Neil Abercrombie

@neilabercrombie

Caution roads are wet. Drive carefully and with aloha. Limit driving unless it’s necessary. #Flossie

5. Flossie hit Maui particularly hard, where numerous lightning strikes were seen.

PHOTO: Lightning strikes the ground on Maui #Flossie (Mitchell Nohara)

— HawaiiNewsNow (@Hawaii News Now)

Hawaii News Now

@HawaiiNewsNow

PHOTO: Lightning strikes the ground on Maui #Flossie (Mitchell Nohara)

Lightning blast through roof of a home on Kipapa Place in #Kahului #Maui. #Flossie (Facebook: TAGUMAWatch)

— elisanatividad (@Elisa Natividad)

Elisa Natividad

@elisanatividad

Lightning blast through roof of a home on Kipapa Place in #Kahului #Maui. #Flossie (Facebook: TAGUMAWatch)

8. This Maui street quickly turned into a river as rain fell on the island.

10. A few brave surfers decided to take advantage of the big waves on Oahu.

11. Despite the storm, honeymooners found other ways to enjoy their getaway.

12. Others twerked their way through it.

13. While the storm hammered Big Island and Maui, other islands saw peeks of sun and even a rainbow.

#flossie has some perks...

— MomAndNavyWife (@Susan Belcher)

Susan Belcher

@MomAndNavyWife

#flossie has some perks…

14. Forecasters say Flossie should exit the state by Wednesday.

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