Ana Downgraded to Tropical Storm After Missing Hawaii

Image: A man jumps over a puddle as he prepares to board a bus in Honolulu on Sunday.
Ward Kea, of Honolulu, jumps over a puddle as he prepares to board a bus in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west.P. Solomon Banda / AP

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Hurricane Ana was downgraded to a tropical storm late Sunday after soaking — but sparing — Hawaii.

The storm was churning south of the state with wind of 70 mph. A tropical storm watch was canceled for Oahu, the most populous island, but a flash-flood warning remained in place.

Hawaii had feared a hurricane hit, but the storm never made it closer than about 70 miles. “It looks like we’ve dodged a bullet yet again,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu said, according to The Associated Press.

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— Erin McClam with The Associated Press

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