The Big Island was the first to feel the impacts of Tropical Storm Iselle Thursday night. Even though KITV4 had a crew crew there, we could not get to all areas.
But, our very own viewers were our eyes and ears during the storm.
Some people on the Big Island could hear the raging Wailuku River from Pee Pee Falls, near the popular swimming spot called Boiling Pots, when they woke Friday morning.
At the state park downstream, former KITV4 reporter Ryan Kalei Tsuji shot video of Rainbow Falls busting at the seams.
"You could hear the water. As soon as I got out of my car I could hear it. It was so rough," said Tsuji.
It really did get rough on some parts of the Big Island. Hurricane Iselle zeroed in on the east side where a cypress tree was no match for the power of the storm's winds.
In Hawaiian Paradise Park, everywhere you look, trees were tossed around like toothpicks. In Honoka'a it was raining leaves.
In Puna, a roof was no match to Iselle's strength. It was yanked from a Hawaii beach home and thrown to the ground.
Over in Na'alehu, in the Ka'u district, buckets of rain overflowed gutters and drivers who made their way over Wainaku Bridge noticed the water alive below.
"I was born and raised in Hilo. We had 24 inches of rain and wind in Nov. 2000. We had a lot of damage then," said Tsuji. "But if you look at the rain last night, I think had this storm hit anywhere else – Honolulu – you would of seen a lot of flooding."
It's not too late to share with us the pictures or video you captured of storm damage or how you and your 'ohana prepared for Iselle.