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Hawaii storms: Iselle set for direct hit; Julio looms behind
CNN ^ | August 7 | Ben Brumfield, Jason Hanna

Posted on 08/07/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by Justice

Edited on 08/07/2014 10:42:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Hawaiians are preparing for a potentially devastating one-two tropical cyclone punch, starting with Hurricane Iselle, which in a rarity for the state could make direct landfall Thursday evening.

Iselle, on track to pass over the Big Island of Hawaii as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph, could bring up to 12 inches of rain, life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and mudslides, forecasters say.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: cyclone; hawaii; hurricaneiselle
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Headed right toward where my wife and I are located on the East side of the Big Island. Although hurricanes striking the Big Island are pretty rare this one appears to be a strong possibilities. Requesting prayers from FRiends.
1 posted on 08/07/2014 10:40:13 AM PDT by Justice
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Prayers for all of HI. My husband and I are scheduled to fly to Maui on Tuesday of next week, so we are quite upset to hear of these “once in a lifetime” double whammy storms!


2 posted on 08/07/2014 10:41:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Justice

Requesting prayers from FRiends.


You’ve got them. Stay safe.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Justice

Prayers up!


4 posted on 08/07/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Justice

You got it. Prayers up.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 10:45:53 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Justice
It's not a major hurricane, but note that after passage to the South, a few days later Hawaii will be dealing with Julio to the North (also, not a major hurricane).

HURRICANE JULIO (E. Pacific) at 07/1500Z 16.9N 136.5W 90 KT 105 MPH (Plymouth State)

6 posted on 08/07/2014 10:46:28 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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Hawaii storms: Iselle set for direct hit; Julio looms behind

Maybe the storm surge will wash up another BO birth certificate.

7 posted on 08/07/2014 10:46:59 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: Justice

Heading out shortly to top up the tank and get couple hundred out of the ATM. My nerves are getting a little agitated. Walking with thoughts and prayers heavenward.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 10:48:33 AM PDT by Justice
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Someone mentioned a 4.0 Earthquake in near Hawaii just occured. Can anyone verify that rumor. ??


9 posted on 08/07/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Forget.)
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To: Tugo
Yep we had an earthquake earlier as well. Magnitude: 4.5
Depth (km): 15.6

Local Time: 2014/08/07 06:24:04
Time (UTC): 2014/08/07 16:24:04
Latitude: 20.0637
Longitude: -155.7850

by waimea

10 posted on 08/07/2014 10:50:47 AM PDT by Justice
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Headed right toward where my wife and I are located on the East side of the Big Island.

visited Hilo recently - was amazed how wet it is already. Can't imagine what another 12" of rain would look like there!

11 posted on 08/07/2014 10:52:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Maybe the storm surge will wash up another BO birth certificate.

They'll turn up in the trunk of a damaged car with more Rose Law Firm billing records.

12 posted on 08/07/2014 10:53:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (CNN suppressed news to maintain their Baghdad bureau under Saddam; they just did the same for Hamas.)
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To: Justice

Water. Speaking from the Hurricane Prone Gulf of Mexico, get more water than you think you need. Not just drinking, but be sure you can flush a toilet if the power is left down in your area.

A good sealing bathtub should be full of water when it really gets close.

Some little items like that can cost little but make a couple days without power soooo much better.

Any plastic milk jugs or the like should fill your freezer with water. Lots of ice to ride through power outages without getting too warm.


13 posted on 08/07/2014 10:55:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: xsmommy

I am going to Maui Tues next week, too. I am hoping for the best.


14 posted on 08/07/2014 10:56:50 AM PDT by kaila
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Julio looms behind

Maybe the storm surge will wash up another BO birth certificate.

Be sure to look down by the school yard.

15 posted on 08/07/2014 10:57:06 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Justice

To be blamed on Global Warming!


16 posted on 08/07/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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Prayers up for Freepers and their families.

17 posted on 08/07/2014 10:59:26 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: thackney

Yep got all my water yesterday, 2 5 gallon jugs and some bottled water too. We are on water catchment here so have a 24 foot above ground pool full. We have about 16,000 gallons on hand. I guess that’ll do :)


18 posted on 08/07/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice

Think great Flood , Think Democrat Paradise ,a story in the Bible


19 posted on 08/07/2014 11:05:02 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Justice

You’re probably good to go so long as (a) you’re safe from storm surge (which will hit Hilo pretty hard), (b) safe from flooding, and (c) you don’t have a bunch of potential ‘missiles’ in the neighborhood that can readily be thrown around.

It’s a fast mover, so it’ll blow through relatively quickly... probably just below hurricane strength. Shouldn’t be too bad.


20 posted on 08/07/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: Justice

Freeper neighbor? So close & yet so far.

Luck & aloha to us


21 posted on 08/07/2014 11:07:44 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Ken H
Be sure to look down by the school yard.

Clicked on this thread expecting to see that, I was not disappointed.

22 posted on 08/07/2014 11:08:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: alancarp
The problem with Hawaii is poor home construction. Storms that would not damage a house in the mainland will severely damage homes in Hawaii.If it hits the island, there will be a lot of homeless if the winds go past 70 mph
23 posted on 08/07/2014 11:09:23 AM PDT by kaila
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To: alancarp

We’re about 800 feet elevation so not worried about storm surge. We are in the middle of a rainforest though with monster trees all around and large plate glass windows. My biggest concern is a giant tree falling on our house or a missile through the front window.


24 posted on 08/07/2014 11:10:21 AM PDT by Justice
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To: BigIsleGal

Hi BigIsleGal: We’re outside Pahoa in Leilani Estates. Where are you at?


25 posted on 08/07/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by Justice
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To: Ken H

Did Mama look down and spit on the ground when anyone mentions the hurricane?


26 posted on 08/07/2014 11:12:28 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BigIsleGal

Thanks to all for the concerns.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 11:13:29 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Justice

from NWS:

Heavy rainfall of around 5 to 8 inches is expected with isolated rainfall totals of 12 inches. These heavy rains could lead to life threatening flash floods.


28 posted on 08/07/2014 11:14:57 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Justice

When Iwa and Iniki hit, we were told to tape up our windows, and leave them open a little to allow the pressure gradient to equalize between inside and outside. Are people doing that in the Big Island?


29 posted on 08/07/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT by kaila
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To: Justice

HPP, Shower & 130.


30 posted on 08/07/2014 11:16:21 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Justice

We were looking at a house up high on Hualalei in the forest and wondering if the trees would create a windbreak in a hurricane or create more of a hazard. Mebbe fifty-fifty?


31 posted on 08/07/2014 11:18:53 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Tugo

It is true.

The data shows a 3.9 and 4.5 tremor at the same location near Hawaii.


32 posted on 08/07/2014 11:19:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Justice
Wow...you ARE on the east side!


33 posted on 08/07/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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34 posted on 08/07/2014 11:19:29 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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You guys have trees falling left & right during regular weather patterns! Luck to All.


35 posted on 08/07/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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You guys hunker down over there so when it passes by Kona it is petered out to a gentle breeze.


36 posted on 08/07/2014 11:24:04 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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haha right. Dang at least you got a couple of 13,000+ foot mountains protecting ya :)


37 posted on 08/07/2014 11:30:00 AM PDT by Justice
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To: BigIsleGal

Wow we are neighbors!! Stay safe Gal!!


38 posted on 08/07/2014 11:30:38 AM PDT by Justice
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To: BigIsleGal

We have an Oceanfront Condo on the leeward side of the Big Island (Keauhou)
We’re completely Boarded Up and hoping for the best.
saying Prayers for our good friends up in the Kohala wind tunnel.
Shak’n and Quak’n. Much Aloha.!!


39 posted on 08/07/2014 11:31:41 AM PDT by Pompah
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To: BigIsleGal

BFL


40 posted on 08/07/2014 11:55:09 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: BigIsleGal

BFL


41 posted on 08/07/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Justice

I guarantee that we will not hear the words “weather is not climate “ in news coverage of these storms.


42 posted on 08/07/2014 12:00:26 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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We’re about 800 feet elevation so not worried about storm surge.

Yeah, we aren't talking about an Alaskan Bay style Tsunami so you should be good...

;-)

43 posted on 08/07/2014 12:02:41 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: Justice

Prayers on the way. I live near Waikiki myself and am at work right now.


44 posted on 08/07/2014 12:12:19 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: a fool in paradise

They’ll turn up in the trunk of a damaged car with more Rose Law Firm billing records.

I wonder if the contents of Al Capone’s vault will wash up on shore as well.


45 posted on 08/07/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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Re: Poor construction.

Thought about asking about that, though figured (a) it might sound insulting; and (b) there might be enough earthquake-proofing to handle this. The question I have will be whether there's enough wind lifting to take a roof off... that's one part of the building code that was specifically beefed up in Florida (hurricane straps), and would be my biggest concern for you... especially if there's nearby up-sloping terrain.

Re: Trees

Right. My hope there is that there is enough tree density to buffer you - and the trees - against the wind.

That's the big reason we native Floridians board up windows - they're vulnerable to breakage, of course, but once wind can get inside the structure, the roof is even more at risk.

46 posted on 08/07/2014 12:24:51 PM PDT by alancarp
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I think my roof is in pretty good shape. It's a corrugated metal roof nailed down very well. There are hurricane straps on the underside as well.

I'm not really worries about junk flying around from neighbors since we're surrounded by thick forest and all our junk is stowed and secure.

My biggest worry is falling trees and limbs. I've already had a few incidents in the past.

47 posted on 08/07/2014 12:30:45 PM PDT by Justice
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Well the rains have begun and the breeze is picking up. Gonna take a hot shower now, hopefully it won’t be my last for a while if the power goes out. I’m fully expecting loss of power. It is a regular occurrence here and I can’t imagine it not happening during this event. The big question is how long it might be out for. Got my cash from the ATM and the car tanked up.


48 posted on 08/07/2014 12:34:04 PM PDT by Justice
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Excellent... so find a couple of movies to watch tonight :)


49 posted on 08/07/2014 12:34:27 PM PDT by alancarp
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Excellent... so find a couple of movies to watch tonight :)

Ye but I'm still working on training my cat to run on the over-sized gerbil wheel to power the electric!!

50 posted on 08/07/2014 12:37:34 PM PDT by Justice
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