Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Big Is­land got whacked with another nat­u­ral dis­as­ter on Thurs­day as a 4.5 mag­ni­tude earthquake struck be­fore the first of two hur­ri­canes swirling to­ward the is­lands was sched­uled to hit.

Though the earthquake didn't cause ma­jor dam­age, it struck as res­i­dents were wak­ing up to make last-minute trips to gro­cery stores and board­ing up their homes ahead of the first hurricane set to hit the Hawai­ian is­lands in more than two decades.

Kelsey Walker said the quake felt like a "lit­tle jolt" but didn't knock things off shelves at the Waimea gro­cery store where he works. He was try­ing to keep a sense of hu­mor about it.

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