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3 Hurricanes in Hawaii's Future!!!


Just one quick note for right now... but OMG. I thought I'd left hurricane land when we left South Carolina........... Not so, apparently.

I'm told that Hawaii gets hit once every 10 years or so. It's been much longer than that, and they say we're due.

Look what's in our near future... those things are moving left, and you can see Hawaii, the Big Island in orange on the far left:


That's Hurricane Jova, Hurricane Kenneth and Tropical Storm Lidia. And one of the lifeguards at the pool today told me to hope they don't combine together to make one super hurricane. Geez!!!

Posted by Brazen 19:55 Archived in USA

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Yes, my sister and I have been waiting on one. It's our ONLY chance of getting affordable real estate, if there is such a thing. My sister lived through Hurricane Iniki on Sept 11, 1992, which hit Kaua'i really hard. She was without electricity for months, and stood in line for water and AT&T phones that National Guard set up. She got FEMA money. She videotaped the whole experience from her lanai, while roof shingles were flying off her condo etc. It was pretty wild. I will never forget that. But yes, another hurricane is way overdue. If it reaches the Hawaiian Islands, the names do change to a Hawaiian name.

by kauaitita

Not quite correct on the name thing. Iniki formed in the east Pacific off of Mexico as a tropical depression, and did not reach tropical storm or hurricane force until crossing into the Central Pacific, where she was named. Hurricanes are named based on where they reach TS status. Tropical storms that form in the eastern Pacific basin are named by the National Hurrican Center, if they form in the central Pacific, they are named by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

The names are never changed once they are named, except when they cross the dateline, like Hurricane John, which became Typhoon John when it crossed the dateline, and then back to Hurricane John when it crossed back over.

by alika

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