Skip to comments.Hawaii storms: Iselle set for direct hit; Julio looms behind
Posted on 08/07/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by JusticeEdited 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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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!
Requesting prayers from FRiends.
You’ve got them. Stay safe.
You got it. Prayers up.
Maybe the storm surge will wash up another BO birth certificate.
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.
Someone mentioned a 4.0 Earthquake in near Hawaii just occured. Can anyone verify that rumor. ??
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visited Hilo recently - was amazed how wet it is already. Can't imagine what another 12" of rain would look like there!
They'll turn up in the trunk of a damaged car with more Rose Law Firm billing records.
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.
I am going to Maui Tues next week, too. I am hoping for the best.
Maybe the storm surge will wash up another BO birth certificate.
Be sure to look down by the school yard.
To be blamed on Global Warming!
Prayers up for Freepers and their families.
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 :)
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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.
Freeper neighbor? So close & yet so far.
Luck & aloha to us
Clicked on this thread expecting to see that, I was not disappointed.
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.
Hi BigIsleGal: We’re outside Pahoa in Leilani Estates. Where are you at?
Did Mama look down and spit on the ground when anyone mentions the hurricane?
Thanks to all for the concerns.
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.
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?
HPP, Shower & 130.
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?
It is true.
The data shows a 3.9 and 4.5 tremor at the same location near Hawaii.
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You guys have trees falling left & right during regular weather patterns! Luck to All.
You guys hunker down over there so when it passes by Kona it is petered out to a gentle breeze.
haha right. Dang at least you got a couple of 13,000+ foot mountains protecting ya :)
Wow we are neighbors!! Stay safe Gal!!
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.!!
I guarantee that we will not hear the words “weather is not climate “ in news coverage of these storms.
Yeah, we aren't talking about an Alaskan Bay style Tsunami so you should be good...
Prayers on the way. I live near Waikiki myself and am at work right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!