Relief in sight after wild week of damaging winds

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Thursday’s wind wasn’t as strong as it’s been over the past few days, but it was still strong enough to cause problems.

Boats at the USS Arizona Memorial were canceled, and windy weather caused quite a scare for state workers in downtown Honolulu Thursday.

The Honolulu Fire Department was called after wind started to tear a window off its hinges.

It happened on the fifth floor of Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building on Beretania Street. No one was hurt.

“So what we had to do was actually send some people up, tie it off, and then we brought in a ladder company to put the aerial right underneath it to hold it, and we cut the bent hinges and pulled it back in through the window,” said battalion chief John Bowers.

Forecast models predict another windy day for the islands Friday, though winds will weaken this weekend.

Expect sunshine, windward showers, and easterly winds at 15-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Saturday and Sunday will see strong trades at 15-25 mph with the occasional stronger gusts.

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