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Shoring up for the storm

, August 6, 2014

Shelly Nakasone looks through her shopping cart as she buys supplies as a hurricane and a tropical storm approach the Hawaiian islands, in Mililani, Hawaii on August 5.

A hurricane and a tropical storm are heading west across the Pacific Ocean toward the tourist haven of Hawaii and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said parts of the islands may need to post watches later on Tuesday. Hurricane Iselle was about 1,055 miles (1,700 km) east-southeast of Hawaii, moving west at 9 miles per hour (15 km per hour) with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (200 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

Further east over the Pacific, Tropical Storm Julio was about 1,145 miles (1,845 km) from Baja California in Mexico and also expected to continue moving west-northwest through Thursday, the NHC said. Reuters/Hugh Gentry

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