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Hawaii Residents Make The Most Of Hurricane Lane's Rain

When it rains hard, the drainage canal near Shawn Pila's house creates a perfect, surfable, standing wave. The one created during Hurricane Lane was the biggest he'd ever surfed.
Surfer Shawn Pila of Hilo, Hawaii, after Hurricane Lane brought record rainfall and high waves to the Big Island. Source: Adrian Florido

As Hurricane Lane approached Hawaii's big island, it dumped record amounts of rain on the city of Hilo, on the island's

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