Hawaii battles complacency after another hurricane near-miss

  • Surfers take on large waves generated by Hurricane Douglas at Laie Beach Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Laie, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

  • In this Sunday, July 26 2020 photo people react as a wave breaks off rocks in Laie, Hawaii. As hurricane sirens blared and government forecasters warned of an imminent hit from a “pretty nasty hurricane,” some Hawaii residents skipped the shelter and went to the beach with surfboards in tow. Others climbed out onto rocks to take selfies with huge waves behind them. Hurricane Douglas eventually spun away from the islands without causing major damage, but officials worry complacency by some people could be dangerous if Hawaii gets hit by a powerful hurricane. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

  • A surfer takes on a wave generated by Hurricane Douglas at Laie Beach Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Laie, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

HONOLULU — Hurricane Douglas joined a long list of hurricanes that have come near the Hawaiian Islands but didn’t cause major damage.