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Who else is concerned about the well-being of the people in Hawaii?

Asked by Pied_Pfeffer (27970points) August 8th, 2014

There are not one, but two, hurricanes bearing down on Hawaii. With two dear friends living there, one being our beloved fellow Jelly Hawaii Jake, this is causing great concern for me.

Let’s all hope that there is minimal damage and that there is no loss of lives.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The winds from the first one are weakening, down to 60 mph last I saw. It was a direct hit but not as bad as first thought. Stay safe HJ.

Brian1946's avatar

I am too, especially about Jake.

I thought there was another jelly living there. If there is, I don’t remember who it is.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Actually, I’m not particularly worried.

Although two in a row is unusual for Hawaii, it’s not unheard of. Hawaii has had many hurricanes in the past. There’s lots of high ground (it is a set of islands made up of volcanic residue) and it’s not like the masses are going to be washed to sea.

Florida (and for that matter, most of the Gulf Coast) has had numerous hurricanes, and multiple hurricanes, in the past. I don’t see this as particularly different from Agnes or Sandy.

gailcalled's avatar

Jake has prepared well and is battened down. As of eight hours ago he said, “I am very happy with the storm so far. I like this kind of hurricane. It’s calm right now at my house.”

zenvelo's avatar

I’m a bit concerned, because I am familiar with much of the State from vacations. And while Kauai seems out of direct paths, it seems to suffer more from heavy rains than the other islands.

dxs's avatar

When I heard about it on the news, the first person that came to mind was Hawaii_Jake.

gailcalled's avatar

Jake says, “So far, so good.”

gailcalled's avatar

With Jake’s permission, in his own words, from several hours ago:

“I live… north of where the storm finally came ashore. Up here, we are really lucky. The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm. It has rained steadily since about 9 p.m., and it’s windy. It’s now 3 a.m., and our biggest worry now up here is flooding.

My house is still standing with its old roof intact. I have electricity. I have Internet service, and my cell phone still works. Again, I feel very lucky. I know parts of the island lost power. Trees blew down in many areas causing lots of trouble.

This is how the storm affected me: I was asleep from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. I will go back to bed shortly.”

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Yay Jake. Stay safe!
Thanks for the update Gail.

gailcalled's avatar

And this, just 13 minutes ago.

“The storm has done its worst. I am very lucky indeed. It veered south of the main center of the island and missed me for the most part. All it did here was rain a lot, and the wind blew stronger than normal.

There are other parts of the island that were not so lucky. They got very strong winds that blew down trees, and they lost power. Fallen trees caused lots of trouble all over the place.

My power never went out. I never lost my Internet service, and my cell phone worked all night. Well, I think it did. I slept. Yes, I was able to get a decent night’s sleep with a few interruptions from rattling windows and pounding rain.”

SavoirFaire's avatar

I’m glad to hear that Jake is okay. Now I just hope that the people to the south of him can say something similar in a few days’ time.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

We have one or two others in the aloha state. Hopefully they are well also.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I have a sister on Maui whom I love very much. I’m not concerned at all.

downtide's avatar

I’m glad to hear that Jake is okay.

yankeetooter's avatar

I am…I have a friend that just moved to Oahu this past weekend. He says the biggest problem so far has been water running out in the stores, so hopefully it won’t be too bad.

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