Tropical storm dumps rain on Hawaii during the crossing of state

A house on the Kahekili Highway near Waihee River, the Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the house on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County said several homes on Maui to be evacuated because of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Olivia. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

HONOLULU – Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of multiple homes on the hawaiian island of Maui.

Tropical Storm Olivia crossed the state Wednesday, making landfall on Maui and Lanai islands along the way.

But it saved the state of widespread damage before you continue to the sea.

Weather forecasters are warning of heavy rainfall will continue until Thursday.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa says Olivia had not caused extreme damage on the way in which other storms have in the past.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Olivia is likely to continue to weaken and become a tropical depression Thursday.

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