Preparing for two tropical storms

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Hawaii: Croton growing in my patio.

As I write this, we are expecting Hurricane Iselle to diminish into a tropical storm and hit Hawaii by Thursday evening.  There will be rain, floods, and wind.  This will be followed by Tropical Storm Julio.  We have been told to be prepared for a 7 day emergency period.

Fortunately, David bought lots of paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water, and canned goods recently.  We also have a portable butane stove, which we can use if we have no electricity to cook our food.  David intends to remove our hanging ferns to prevent them from hitting our windows during the storm.

So, yes, we are prepared.

We have already voted via absentee ballot.  The primary election will be held this Saturday, and it might have to be extended to Sunday due to bad weather.

Meanwhile, today (Wednesday) promises to be an interesting day.  My friend, Flo, will be picking me up and together we will see the special art deco exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Then, we will have lunch at the Art Café.  It’s always nice to view art with an artist.  Lots of fun!

16 Responses to “Preparing for two tropical storms”

  1. Cathy Says:

    At least you won’t have to water the plants on the patio lol.
    Will you have to move the table and chairs and those plant pots in case they get blown around in the high winds or are gales not forecast?

  2. Olga Says:

    It is always best to be prepared, but I hope the storm will not be a bad one.

  3. Jeanie Says:

    I hope the storms will not be too bad for you.
    Enjoy your day out.

  4. DJan Says:

    Sounds like you’re ready for the storms. Have a great day! 🙂

  5. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I’ve had mixed experiences touring art shows with an artist. My friend Kathleen zips through a show like a demon. I like to ponder brush stokes, composition, lighting and all the elements I studied in art history classes.

  6. Christine Says:

    great you weren’t planning to go out on Thursday evening! Look forward to hearing about your outing with your friend.

  7. Christine Says:

    and hope Oahu and Hawaii will fare well in this storm.

  8. Grannymar Says:

    Enjoy your day at the Honolulu Museum of Art and stay safely tucked up during the stormy weather.

  9. Kay G. Says:

    Oh I did think of you when I saw this on the news! Good luck to you,
    I will be thinking of you. x

  10. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    We have been following the potential double hurricane threat online as Grenville is a weather follower. It sounds like you have prepared as well as possible, and beyond that all that can be done is stay indoors and out off Mother Nature’s way.

  11. mageb Says:

    That’s a really good museum, have fun. Yes, your storms are our headline news. Please keep us posted. Hugs.

  12. Bella Rose Says:

    Thinking of you as the twin storms head your way. It’s been on the east coast news, and you are on my mind whenever they talk about it.

  13. Suzanne Says:

    Good thing David stocked up. I have been watching the progress and hoping Iselle would back off some more.

  14. DeniseinVA Says:

    Just came over to wish you and David well over the coming storms Gigi, looks like you’re all prepared. Have fun with your friend.

  15. Linda Starr Says:

    Isn’t unusual for Hawaii to get these types of storms? I do hope they make a turn and miss the islands.

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