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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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James Wagner August 08 2014 at 6:57 PM

Typical AOL headline. Its all about clicks. When will readers start resenting this misleading crap. WOW lots of water from rain? "amazing" aol "amazing"...

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SAM August 08 2014 at 6:42 PM

whats the big deal, everything looked all right to me.

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gramargo SAM August 09 2014 at 1:46 AM

The Facebook page isn't available any longer, but I think that's the same waterfall I saw elsewhere, and it was indeed amazing compard to how it usually looks. Not exactly "all right", I'd say.

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jchowell3657 August 08 2014 at 9:30 PM

Good heavens! It rained heavily on a tropical island! OH THE HUMANITY!

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imaprod jchowell3657 August 11 2014 at 8:02 PM

sub tropical

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rvheaney August 08 2014 at 7:23 PM

Send the water to California, we need it !

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dkodmdms August 08 2014 at 9:39 PM

This is such a rip.....Hilo is the WETTEST part of the island and this is NOT that unusual....

PLEASE mHUFF/AOL....stop sensationalising local non-events

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Bill dkodmdms August 09 2014 at 7:34 AM

I lived near Hilo for four years...never saw that much volume of water in the falls

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Linebacker dkodmdms August 09 2014 at 8:30 AM

obviously you don't know what you are talking about: Hilo is not the wettest part of the Island.

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margotsis Linebacker August 25 2014 at 9:36 PM

it is on the "wet" side, as opposed to Kona the dry side.

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TheSaint86 August 08 2014 at 9:03 PM

Let's get one thing straight here. The video shows absolutely nothing. That's typical on a rainy day there even. Secondly this was a Category 1 hurricane. The weakest of them all. Call me when it's a 3 or higher. I've been through a 5 and it was a nightmare. Insane. This is/was nothing.

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Blanche TheSaint86 August 09 2014 at 1:18 AM

The water from the falls area does not always rise 13 feet. That is a lot of rain.

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coreelectric TheSaint86 August 09 2014 at 8:45 AM

Who would call you, thesaint, when nobody cares what you think?

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i12cae August 08 2014 at 7:56 PM

Why waste money on cases of bottled water? Just leave a few pans and buckets on the deck, then boil it, free fall!

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janieturnage August 08 2014 at 6:51 PM

Right. Not impressed. Now show some footage of Hurricanes Katrina or Ivan or Frederick or Elana or George or Camille and you will have my attention. Now those were awesome.

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TheSaint86 janieturnage August 08 2014 at 9:04 PM

Or Lenny

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reginatorw janieturnage August 08 2014 at 9:08 PM

Grow up

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KATHE BROWN August 08 2014 at 10:24 PM

the lovely islands. still in transisiton. mother nature is still not finished there.

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