For residents either still taking refuge from now-Tropical Storm Iselle or waiting for it to hit, Governor Neil Abercrombie's repeated use of the cliche "keep calm and carry on" during a press conference earlier today was the best indicator that the storm wasn't nearly as destructive as residents had feared. At current time, Abercrombie said, there have been no "major injury" … [Read more...] about Hawaii Officials Assessing Hurricane Iselle Damage
There have been many stories about Hurricanes Iselle and Julio coming to Hawaii this week, and virtually all of them mention how rare and unusual it is to have even one large named storm threaten the state (the last one that actually caused substantial damage was Hurricane Iniki, which hit Kauai in 1992–as a Category 4 storm, it was far more intense than either storm currently … [Read more...] about Amazed That Two Hurricanes Are Threatening Hawaii This Week? Get Used To It.
Looks like the county is closing up shop on just about everything it does tomorrow because of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio: "In preparation for Tropical Storm Iselle, all non-emergency County personnel will be sent home at noon tomorrow (Thursday, August 7) with the possible exception of County elections employees," stated a county news release sent out earlier today. … [Read more...] about All Non-Emergency Departments Of County Of Maui Shut Down Thursday At Noon
Leave it to CNN to report today that even Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are bearing down on Hawaii, one a mere thousand miles behind the other, "Tropical cyclones in the Pacific do not worry some Hawaiian residents because direct hits historically have been so rare on the islands." Their source for the non-worry? A guy in Hilo and two people on Twitter. "Can't wait for the storm … [Read more...] about Despite CNN Reporting That People In Hawaii Don’t Care About Hurricanes, Maui Electric Still Sending Out Safety Tips
As you've no doubt heard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that two hurricanes are currently on track to hit Hawaii later this week. First up is Hurricane Iselle, which is scheduled to hit Maui–as a tropical storm–late Thursday, early Friday. Then Julio, assuming it stays on its current track–hits the Big Island on Saturday or Sunday. Of course, … [Read more...] about Prepare Now: Hurricanes Iselle, Julio Headed To Hawaii Later This Week