Hawaii Island News, 24 August 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Deluge brings water-gawkers out in force

As rain from Hurricane Lane doused the island Thursday, curious onlookers drove over half-flooded streets to watch swollen rivers churn into the ocean despite repeated warnings from county officials to stay off the roads.

Wave riders take advantage of rare opportunity in West Hawaii waters

Boarded up storefronts peppered the north end of Alii Drive Thursday morning, standing in lonely juxtaposition to a thoroughfare bustling with foot and vehicle traffic. Spectators lined the seawall, phones in hand and mouths agape. Children shrieked and giggled as waves crashed into the rocks below, an explosive ocean spray occasionally drenching those who ventured too close to the edge.


Deluge from Hurricane Lane prompts rescues, road closures

Hurricane Lane’s rain kept emergency workers busy Thursday, as five people were rescued from a flooded Hilo home after a nearby gulch overflowed. County Managing Director Wil Okabe said those rescued from the Reeds Island home in Hilo weren’t injured and were taken to a shelter.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts