Hawaii’s governor says state is ready for storms

Hawaii’s governor says state is ready for storms

This August 6, 2014 handout satellite image provided by the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows Hurricane Isell (C). At 1200 GMT, Iselle was about 745 miles (1,200 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii, and some 945 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. Hawaii on Wednesday braced for a walloping by a rare duo of storms headed for the vacation paradise, with local residents rushing to stock up on water and flashlights. Hurricane Iselle, while predicted to weaken to a tropical storm, was expected to bring strong wind, heavy rains and possibly damaging swells to the archipelago’s main islands by Thursday. At right the edge of Hurricane Julio can be seen, which is also moving toward the islands. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / UW-Madison-SSEC == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: “AFP PHOTO HANDOUT / UW-Madison-SSEC “/ NO MARKETING – NOHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images Photo: Handout, AFP/Getty Images