Hawaii Flossie fizzles: Big Island escapes with rain and high surf August 15, 2007 Share 1 -- NCL America alters itineraries as it watches stormNCL America said that it altered the itineraries for two of its vessels sailing in Hawaii, the Pride of Hawaii and the Pride of America, as it monitors the path of Tropical Storm Flossie.The Pride of Hawaii spent yesterday at sea instead of calling in Hilo on the Big Island, and the Pride of America is spending today at sea, instead of calling in Kona, also on the Big Island.NCL said it has not altered any other itineraries but will continue to monitor the storm's path and intensity. Any further information can be found at www.ncl.com under "Hawaii Storm Update" or by calling (800) 327-7030.To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Johanna Jainchill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tropical Storm Flossie passed south of Hawaii's Big Island overnight, coming within roughly 150 miles of shore. The storm had been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm prior to its approach.According to the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, all watches and warnings have been cancelled. The CPHC also noted that the storm should pass well away from the other Hawaiian Islands today.In the CPHC's latest advisory, Flossie had sustained winds of about 50 mph with continued weakening expected.Flossie brought locally heavy rains on the Big Island of up to 10 inches and waves reached 20 feet to 25 feet as the storm approached. Wind speeds reached 40 mph to 50 mph, with some higher gusts.To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Kimberly Scholz at email@example.com.