Hurricane Iselle

Well, as you know, Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm after it hit and was dispersed by the twin volcanoes on the Big Island.  Oahu, therefore, was spared major damage.  In my neighborhood, there was heavy wind and rain, starting around 4:30 am on Friday.

David and I tried to remove things that might fly around like projectiles due to the strong wind, such as our jade plant, footwear, and assorted towels.  These were stored in the laundry room.  We also stacked our patio chairs and placed them against the laundry doors.  Of course, in a deadly hurricane, the table, chairs, and BBQ grills would have been lifted up by the wind and strewn miles away.  That was the case during the previous hurricane in 1992.  Back then, automobiles were actually found far from their original parking spot.

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We took the crotons from the patio and stored them next to the side of the house.  Again, would this have prevented the plants from being tossed about in a real hurricane?

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Our palm tree in the front of our house sustained minor damage.  Just a few branches broke off and fell:

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It remains to be seen if Hurricane Julio will affect us next.  We have been told that we can expect more hurricanes in the near future due to the El Nino phenomenon.  I hope it doesn’t result in loss of lives and homes.

11 Responses to “Hurricane Iselle”

  1. Christine Says:

    So glad Oahu was spared this time, wow another one on the way…

  2. DJan Says:

    It looks like it didn’t do much damage there. And it looks as if Julio will miss you! Let’s hope so. 🙂

  3. Olga Says:

    i am glad you were spared the brunt of a hurricane and hope that continues through the season.

  4. Bella Rose Says:

    I am glad to hear that Iselle didn’t cause too much havoc.

  5. DeniseinVA Says:

    Happy to hear you are okay and that the storm didn’t cause too much damage.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    We have several hits and misses every summer. The tornadoes are the worst effect. Glad to hear you came through okay. Those Crotons are so beautiful, I would hate to see them destroyed.

    Curious…how did the hanging ferns do?

    • gigihawaii Says:

      Oh, we discarded the hanging ferns, because they were dying anyway. We probably won’t be buying new ones, as we plan to travel next year and no one wants to water them daily.

  7. Grannymar Says:

    Glad you escaped major damage. We in the UK & Ireland suffered flash flooding across the lands thanks to Bertha.

  8. Linda Reeder Says:

    from news reports, it sounds like Julio is downgrading and will miss a direct hit on the islands. That’s good news.

  9. Cathy Says:

    With a bit of luck you’ll be right – its the unknown that’s problem.
    Dear ol’ El Nino has been known to visit us in Australia bringing low rainfall and drought – not a pleasant visitor at all.

  10. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    You are so right that anything could become a projectile in a hurricane no matter how much you try to shelter items. We always have a tough time trying to secure yard items in high winds here on the eastern shore. Glad you were safe from the recent hurricane and hope the next one missed you as well.

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