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Well, Here's One Perk of Traveling to Hawaii During a Hurricane

August 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

Scenery near Hilo... on a nice day

We all hope and pray for good weather when we're on the road, but sometimes luck just isn't on your side. Such was the case for those who had made plans to travel to Hawaii earlier this month when Hurricane Iselle move across the island chain.

Natural disasters are nothing to make light of, but as we saw with the floods in Colorado last year, some adventure travelers take advantage of the extreme conditions. Anyone who was in Hilo after the storm hit had a similar opportunity, one filled with gushing waterfalls.

A local resident put together a video that compared a Hilo waterfall's normal flow with what it looked like after the storm. The difference is absolutely incredible, and those willing to make the best of a bad situation had the chance to see Hawaii in rare form:

[Photo: Will McGough; Video: NBC News/Tyler Murray]

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