Ana downgraded to tropical storm late Sunday afternoon
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 October, 2014 - After menacing Hawaii for days, the closest Hurricane Ana got to Hawaii was about 70 miles southwest of the island Niihau, leaving the state soaked but largely unscathed.
The islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.
"The good news is, it looks like we've dodged a bullet," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. Hurricane Ana was downgraded to a tropical storm late Sunday afternoon as it began to pull away from the state's more populated islands.
"It was a fortuitous track," said Chris Brenchley, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
There have been no reports of injuries, deaths or significant damage from the storm, which was upgraded to a hurricane as it neared Hawaii late last week. The effects have been limited to heavy rain, large waves and some minor flooding.
Several mysto spots in the island chain turned on despite the poor winds.