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This image taken at 2 a.m. EDT on Aug. 8 shows Hurricane Iselle approaching the Island of Hawaii, left, as Hurricane Julio follows. (AP Photo/NOAA)

(Bloomberg) — Hawaii escaped its first hurricane strike in 22 years as Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm just before making landfall at the Big Island.

The center of Iselle went ashore about five miles (8 kilometers) east of Pahala, Hawaii, with top winds of 60 miles per hour, at 2:30 a.m. local time, the National Weather Service said. Iselle, traveling west, was previously a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

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