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HONOLULU - Public schools closed and Hawaiians were warned to stock up on food and water as Hurricane Flossie roared toward the state early Tuesday. As if the storm wasn't enough, an 5.3 magnitude earthquake jolted the Big Island of Hawaii overnight.
The eye of the Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained wind down slightly at 110 mph, was expected to pass less than 100 miles from the islands, lashing the shores with strong wind and up to 15 inches of rain, meteorologists said.
Hurricane Flossie downgraded to Category 2 as it heads for Hawaii
HONOLULU - Hurricane Flossie was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday, but stayed on course to brush the Big Island.