Tropical storm spares popular Hawaii areas, but rural Big Island struggles with power outages

  • by: JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 10, 2014 - 1:30 AM

HONOLULU — His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists in popular parts of Hawaii spent their Saturday — sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.

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