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Amazing video shows Iselle's impact on the Big Island

By MORGAN WHITAKER

Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm before it slammed into Hawaii's Big Island Friday, and so far reports of damage have been relatively few, but new video shows the storm has already had a big impact.

The video captured by Sapience New Cocoon and shared on Facebook Friday shows Wailuku River State Park's Waianuene, better known as Rainbow Falls, flush and raging with the rain dumped by Iselle. The park is located a short distance from downtown Hilo, which is the capital and most populated city on the Big Island.



Not impressed by the tumbling waterfalls? Just check out what they normally look like in the slideshow below. Even after what the Associated Press described as "heavy rain" the falls were practically a trickle in comparison to how massive they appeared today.



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