Hawaii Prepares for Second of Back-to-Back Storms

Tropical Storm Iselle leaves thousands in the dark as Hurricane Julio approaches.
2:55 | 08/09/14

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In Hawaii, tropical paradise. The storm made matters the tropical storm that brought massive waves. Reporter: The tropical storm that brought massive waves, more than a foot of rain, and powerful winds is gone. But for nearly 10,000 people on Hawaii's big island, the misery is just beginning. This is a huge hassle. I have three kids. Reporter: Today on the highway, with cars trying to get to the police station where they were handing out cases of water and ice. Hundreds, waited in a line, that stretched for hours, and Susan lay was at the end of it. Normally, we have food spoiling in the refrigerator and freezer. Reporter: To get their drinking water. Bob and his family normally use an electric pump. Without electricity, no pump, no water. Reporter: An the second storm, hurricane Julio will probably miss, in coming days, the islands could see dangerous riptides and high surf. Reporter: You can see the problem. Iselle took out all of the trees and the power poles. Thousand are still without electricity and the power company says it could be days before the lights are back on. Byron? Clayton, thank you. Meteorologist from our Miami affiliate joins us now, Julie Durda. What can Hawaii expect from the hurricane Julio? This is impressive. Hurricane Julio is moving over the pacific. With winds around 75 mile miles per hour, this system will not be impacting the hawaiian islands. Very happen to say. Terrific. Now to the mainland. Fires in the west. More than 700 homes in danger. Firefighters whip up flames. More than 700 homes are in danger. Julie, what does it look like out there. More bad news for them. The pacific northwest will stay hot and dry. Expanding heat wave will continue from northern California towards Oregon and Washington. We are expecting wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. You can see red flag warnings as well as fire weather watches in effect, the rains will not be getting in any time soon. Temperatures running anywhere between 10 to 15 degrees above average. What about the storms in the south? I wish we could take the rain from the south and take it to the northwest. This morning, you see shower activity and will continue through the weekend. We're expecting heavy rain across the Carolinas. Areas of flooding, travel problems. By Sunday evening, we're estimating anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of rain. Flooding will be a huge concern tore them. Meteorologist, Julie Durda from Miami. Thank you.

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