Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Storms Moving Toward Hawaii

The Hawaiian islands are at left. Moving right across the image is Hurricane Iselle and, farther right, is Hurricane Julio. At upper right in the photo is the south tip of Baja California.
Updated Graphic
I've added my forecast wind speeds for 8pm Thursday and 8am Friday HST forecast. There will be major impacts on the Island of Hawaii. The storm will gradually weaken as it moves to the west. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the other Hawaiian Islands except Kauai. These will likely be converted to warnings tonight.

Here is my island-by-island breakdown:
  • Hawaii
Widespread power failures and flooding. Hilo and Wailea may lose power for several days. Highway 11 may be washed out in places with many washouts of secondary roads. 
  • Maui
Widespread flooding and scattered power failures. Hana may be cut off by flooding for several days. 
  • Lanai
Widespread power failures. Some roads may be washed out. 

  • Molokai
Scattered power failures and flooding.

  • Oahu
Widespread flooding on the east side of the island including Honolulu and Kailua. H-2 and H-3 may be washed out in places and H-1 may be washed out east of Pearl City. Highway 72 will likely have washouts in places.  Scattered power failures are possible.
  • Kauai 
Flooding possible on east side of Island; not expected on west side of island based on current path. Highways 50 and 56 may be washed out in places including Lihue and Kapaa. 

AND, here are the precautions to take
  • Go to the bank or ATM and plenty of extra cash.
  • Get prescriptions refilled. Power could be out more than a week if Julio also strikes. 
  • Make provisions for any medicines that must be chilled or that require special handling.
  • Full cars' fuel tanks.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronics charged.
  • If you have a generator, test it before it is needed.
  • If you do not have a generator, consider getting a power inverter that can be used with your automobile to keep your cell phone charged, a radio charged and, if necessary, a small refrigerator for medicines that must be chilled.
We'll have more on Julio starting tomorrow. 

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