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Hurricane Douglas Swirls 'Uncomfortably Close' to Hawaii

Preparation for hurricane Douglas in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 25.

Preparation for hurricane Douglas in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 25.

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Honolulu (AP) -- Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Maui on Sunday as Hurricane Douglas swirled off the coast of Hawaii and officials urged residents to take shelter.

Forecasters said the Category 1 hurricane would pass close to Oahu and potentially even make a direct hit on the island, which is home to state's biggest city of Honolulu.