Hawaiian island erased by powerful hurricane: ‘The loss is a huge blow’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/24/hawaiian-island-erased-by-powerful-hurricane

East Island has vanished after coming into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that hit Hawaii earlier this month

A piece of the United States has been dramatically wiped off the map after an island in Hawaii was washed away by a powerful hurricane.

East Island, a remote spit of gravel and sand that sat atop a coral reef, has vanished after having this misfortune to come into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that surged past Hawaii earlier this month.

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Original Title: Hawaiian island erased by powerful hurricane: ‘The loss is a huge blow’
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/24/hawaiian-island-erased-by-powerful-hurricane