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Cleanup underway after Tropical storm batters Hawaii

Cleanup underway after Tropical storm batters Hawaii
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A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all the islands in the US state of Hawaii.

Residents have been cleaning up from Tropical Storm Iselle, which hit on Friday bringing with it high winds and heavy rain.

Over 20,000 residents are without electricity on The Big Island and hundreds have been forced to seek shelter.

“The fact that the storm appears a bit benign at the moment has to do with the fact that it hit the Big Island. This is not Kansas, this is not Florida. Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are formidable topographical features and the storm smacked into these great volcanic mountains. And it helped to break it apart, but the wind and the rain part of it are still moving,” said Neil Abercrombie, the Governor of Hawaii.

Hurricane Julio, which has been downgraded by the US weather service is predicted to track north of the islands.

Forecasters have asked Hawaiians to keep up to date because the weather could change.