The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.
After Hawaii cleared Tropical Storm Iselle largely without deterring sunbathers and surfers, the state looked toward Hurricane Julio, which was expected to pass roughly 160 miles northeast of the islands at its closest point early Sunday.
While prospects for Julio could quickly change, the storms appear to have been more a scare for Hawaii than a significant threat.
"This was no Sandy or Katrina or any other storm that you remember the name of," said Sylvia Dahlby, 58, of Hilo, on the Big Island. The Big Island took the brunt of a weakening Iselle on Thursday night and early Friday. The storm knocked down power lines, phones and trees, but it not did not cause major damage or injuries.