HONOLULU (AP) — This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning as the first tropical storm in 22 years hit Hawaii:
7:30 a.m. HST
Kau coffee farmers are trying to navigate flooded roads and fallen trees to assess whether there's any damage to their crops.
Randy Stevens, general manager of Kau Coffee Mill, said "It's raining so hard we're just trying to get the roads opened up so we can get to the fields."
The heavy rain in the southeastern Kau district is a vast difference from the relatively drier Kona region, where coffee is also grown.
6:50 a.m. HST
Maui County spokesman Ryan Piros said Hana Highway at mile post 26 near Nahiku on Maui is closed due to six trees about 3 to 4 feet in diameter across the roadway. Power lines are down in the area.
6:45 a.m. HST
Washington state couple Tracy Black and Chris Kreifels expected the storms to dampen their outdoor wedding, planned for Saturday on the northwest side of the Big Island. But on Friday morning, things were quiet and dry in Waimea, Black said, giving her hope for their ceremony on a ranch.
Only one of their mainland guests decided not to make the trip to Hawaii.
6:30 a.m. HST
Kona coffee farmer Bruce Corker said "We're all buttoned up, but nothing happened. I'm looking out the window right now and there's light rain coming down and zero wind." There was no rain until about 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. HST
It's starting to look like a normal, albeit rainy and windy, morning in Honolulu. A jogger made his way along Ala Moana Boulevard and a man carrying an umbrella walked a small dog in the light rain.
5:00 a.m. HST
The driving rain against Amanda Schaefer's windows kept her up in Haiku, on Maui's north shore.
"We are getting some strong gusts," she said. "It's still so dark."
She's listening to a ham radio but hasn't heard of any reports of significant damage or injuries.
3:43 a.m. HST
The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island.
It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm, is about 1,000 miles behind in the Pacific.
Iselle's eye swept onto shore about 5 miles east of Pahala with winds at 60 mph at 2:30 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time.
3:20 a.m. HST
John Drummond of Hawaii County Civil Defense gives an update on the geothermal plant that released hydrogen sulfide in the Puna area. Residents were told to go to a Pahoa shelter if they were feeling effects from the smell. He said, "I'm not sure if anyone actually went."
Drummond said so far the extent of damage across the Big Island has been limited to downed trees and some roof damage. There were reports of trees on homes, but no 911 calls were made asking for help with those tree.
In a Honolulu neighborhood at the edge of Waikiki, winds are howling, a sign that the storm's outer bands are affecting the entire island chain.
2:45 a.m. HST
Kimo Makuakane and his family waited up all night for Iselle to hit the Big Island. While the rest of his family slept early Friday, Makuakane continued to wait for the storm to make landfall. He said from his Hilo home, "Lots of rain, very windy here." No one is out on the streets. He can hear the trees rustling and roofs rattling.
2 a.m. HST
Maui County spokesman Ryan Piros was up in the mayor's office in Wailuku, listening to a mostly quiet police scanner. He says it's raining outside and the wind is cranking.
1:54 a.m. HST
Tropical Storm Iselle weakened further early Friday as it clamored toward the Hawaii shore. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said the system's maximum sustained winds slowed from 70 mph to 60 mph. Iselle is expected to weaken further over the coming two days.
12 a.m. HST
The National Weather Service issues a flash-flood warning for the Big Island.
11:31 p.m. HST
Maui County officials say about 2,700 customers lost power in parts of Pukalani, an inland town roughly 10 miles from Maui's main airport. Power was restored for another 120 customers who lost electricity because of wind debris hitting power lines.
11:05 p.m. HST
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Brenchley says Tropical Storm Iselle is about 30 miles from hitting Hawaii's Big Island, traveling about 10 mph. The storm's center is expected to hit south of Hilo.
10:50 p.m. HST
The National Weather Service downgrades Iselle from a hurricane to a tropical storm, saying the system has sustained winds of 70 mph as its eye approaches the Big Island about 50 miles east of Hilo.
9:45 p.m. HST
National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Lau says Hurricane Iselle is about 55 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, traveling toward the Big Island at 15 mph and slowing down.
9:15 p.m. HST
The Polynesian Cultural Center, a popular tourist attraction near Oahu's north shore, announces it will be closed Friday because of the storm.
9:05 p.m. HST
On Maui, power to a water treatment plant went out, prompting county officials to ask Kula residents in the middle of the island to conserve water.
8:20 p.m. HST
A geothermal plant on the Big Island released an unknown amount of steam containing hydrogen sulfide, a smelly, poisonous compound. Crews were working to control the release and monitor the emissions, while nearby residents were urged to evacuate if they experience discomfort, Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's office said.
8:14 p.m. HST
Oahu plans to run shuttle service to evacuation centers from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m., Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management said.
6:49 p.m. HST
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says President Barack Obama has been briefed on Hurricane Iselle, according to Abercrombie's official Twitter account.
5:57 p.m. HST
Hurricane Julio has strengthened into a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. The National Hurricane Center said Thursday evening it expects the storm to slowly weaken by Friday night.
Julio is more than 1,000 miles behind Hurricane Iselle, which is expected to make landfall on the Big Island overnight.
5:17 p.m. HST
Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say power is out in two communities on the Big Island, including Waimea, a town of about 9,200 people near the island's north shore, and Puna, a district scattered with residents south of Hilo.
An evacuation shelter in Pahoa with at least 140 evacuees also lost power. Electrical crews are working to restore power, but there's no estimate of when it would come back online.
4:15 p.m. HST
Passengers at the Honolulu International Airport spilled out to the curb Thursday, and lines wrapped around the TSA screening area as people tried to leave before the storm hit.
After high winds hit Maui, California couple Rudy Cruz and Ashley Dochnahl left the island earlier than planned, getting to Oahu but failing to secure a flight back home.
"We were trying to beat it, but we now will have to ride it out," Cruz said.
4:15 p.m. HST
The Hawaii National Guard sent the bulk of its aircraft to bases on the West Coast on Thursday morning so they wouldn't be damaged by the storm. Lt. Col. Charles Anthony says tankers can bring back people and supplies to deal with damage if needed.