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Tropical storm Flossie heads toward Hawaii

The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii (left).
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii (left).

All of Hawaii is under a tropical storm warning as Flossie marches toward the Big Island, according to the Weather Channel.

While the storm has weakened, it remains a threat and will lead to gusty winds and the potential for some tree damage, higher swells reaching east-facing shores and an attendant threat of rip currents.

All of Hawaii is under a flash flood watch.

Tourism is the biggest job creator in the state, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In the first half of the year alone, the 4,155,868 visitors coming to the island spend $7.4 billion.

Read more from The Weather Channel and track Flossie here.

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