Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

  • This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation shows tree limbs that have blocked the Hana Highway near Hana on the island of Maui Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) of rain. Some places could get as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters). (Hawaii Department of Transportation via AP)

  • Waves break as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Oahu, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Laie, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

HONOLULU — A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.

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