Tropical Storm Iselle Batters Hawaii

Direct hit from Iselle as first tropical storm in 22 years hits Hawaii.
3:23 | 08/08/14

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Thanks to you both. And the other breaking story tonight. That little circle on the screen behind me, the eye of tropical storm iselle tonight. And hurricane Julio coming up right behind. This one-two punch coming. And tonight, the people living there hunkered down, and the trees, power lines down. The pumps wrapped in plastic. This evening, will all the water trigger landslides? Ginger zee is here, but first, Clayton Sandell on the big island for us. Reporter: Here on the big island of Hawaii, utility crews are out working to clear trees that the storm slashed to the ground. And completely blocked highways. Power outages put nearly 25,000 in the dark. It was scary. It was scary. You don't really experience winds like that in Hawaii. Reporter: Riding out the storm overnight, we watched those wind speeds jump up. Right now it's 9:00 P.M. And the winds are 30 miles per hour. It's now midnight and the winds are gusting to 50 miles per hour. Reporter: But the big story on the big island -- all the big water. Some areas soaked with a foot of rain. The rainbow falls yesterday. And here's what it looks like now. So much water streets were flooded. As the storm moves east, famous waikiki beach is empty but amid the damage, some beauty. A rainbow on the island of maui. David, this will give you an idea of the danger and power of all that water. This is the wailuku river here in Hilo. The level has risen 13 feet in just the last 12 hours. And tonight, there are flash flood watches across the hawaiian islands. David? Just the roaring sound behind you. Thank you, Clayton. Ginger, you were telling me that the volcanos may have helped here. Absolutely. Look at the radar right now. Almost every island getting some sort of rain. But this has fallen apart big-time. It stopped right there at the volcanos and fell apart. On the satellite, it looks like it was blown away. Completely disintegrates. And Julio, still very strong. But that path stays north. I don't think the islands will see a lot of impact from either any longer. And the other concern you're tracking this weekend? Rain, and flash flooding in parts of the southeast. South Carolina, North Carolina, even parts of Virginia, going through the next two to three days, locally almost four inches. And another breaking headline, a frightening moment for any parent, and a reminder

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