Flossie loses bite, spares Big Island
The Maui News and The Associated Press MAKENA – On the Big Island, residents uncovering after a night under a tropical storm warning said Wednesday that they felt lucky.
Along the south shore of Maui, surfers disappointed at the flat ocean said they felt “skunked.”
Lay it all on a 30-mph high-level wind that sheared the top off Hurricane Flossie on Tuesday night as it passed south of the Big Island, dropping what had been a Category 4 hurricane, with winds blasting up to 140 mph, into a rapidly diminishing tropical storm on a track well south of the island chain.
Now, keep praying for Dean to die. :)