Erick And Flossie Are Hurricanes To Be: Another hurricane season, another couple of hurricanes on the horizon.
At this time, there is NO WARNING, NO ALERT for any hurricanes. Erick and Flossie are just a tropical storm and a tropical depression, respectively.
According to Accuweather, “Tropical Storm Erick is forecast to become the eastern Pacific Ocean’s latest hurricane as it wanders westward toward Hawaii this week. Erick is expected to intensify into a hurricane early this week as it remains in an environment with very warm water and weak wind shear, two factors that promote the strengthening of tropical systems. While it is too early to determine whether Erick will pose a direct threat to Hawaii, rough surf and increased rip currents will impact the Big Island at the very least, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Carl Erickson.”
Here are the 7-28-19 projected path updates – rain on the horizon?
And from the Weather Channel (click for latest forecast).
Hurricane Preparedness: Sure, you know about hurricane preparedness: cash, water, full gas/propane tank, batteries, meds, family plan, etc. But the most often overlooked items are; pets, vices, and taking pictures of in/outside of your home (for insurance).
Three Bonus Aloha Tips – The Most Overlooked Hurricane Safety Items (Are Surprising):
“Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness.”
Bonus Aloha Tip #1: Buy Your Vices – Stock up on your vices. If you like to smoke, enjoy a beer or glass of wine or a chocolate bar, buy a week’s worth at least. Nobody likes the stress of a hurricane and an irritable partner combined into even a worse storm.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Bonus Aloha Tip #2: Pet Food – Stock up on pet food because your loving critters will hate you if they have to go without eating. Buy extra, you will ultimately use it. Other forms of pet safety are important as well – if you have a kennel or cat carrier, keep it handy.
Bonus Aloha Tip #3: Photo Inventory Your Home – List your valuables. I know, I know, this is one of those types of jobs which is always on the “to do” list but never actually makes it onto the “done” list, but if you have an inventory of your valuables and possessions you are likely to be able to claim up to 20% more insurance than if you don’t. Think about it, even people who are financially secure cannot really afford to replace all of their worldly possessions. If your home is hit by a hurricane and you lose your possessions and valuables, you’re bound to forget all about some of the items you have lost. Go on, make that list, you know it makes sense.
Extra Bonus Aloha Tip – Use your smartphone camera or video to take pictures of everything in your home. A home safety deposit box can protect your valuable papers. Yeah, hard to believe, but this AmazonBasics safe will ship for free to Hawaii.
NOAA – Number of Tropical Cyclones per 100 Years: It is not too early in the season for a Pacific Ocean hurricane to form.
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The Kona Rain Shadow: As we discuss why Kona gets so little rain, we will also talk about the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2018.
Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet.
Read More: Kona And The Pillars Of Pele? Record Rain in Hilo – No Rain in Kona. The Kona Rain Shadow Effect.
Is Your Hawai’i Property Located In A Flood Hazard? You can enter your exact address, anywhere in Hawaii, and the Hawai‘i Flood Hazard Assessment Tool will indicate where flood hazards exist near you.