Getting ready for Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii and Maui

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Getting ready for Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii and Maui

By now everybody in this country has heard about the double whammy hurricane event looming down on us here in Hawaii.  This may be a historical precedent, as they say a hurricane has never had a direct hit on the Big Island, Hawaii.  

We have been tuning in to local weather reports and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for updates.  The first hurricane looks to be downsizing, which is a big relief, but the second one looks like it's getting worse.

People on Maui have been preparing, stocking up on water and food, filling up the cars with gas, and boarding up windows.  We actually boarded up some windows this time, which is a first for us.  Everyone I speak to is getting ready.

plywood on the windows in preparation for a hurricane on Maui

In our situation here in Haiku Maui we are always prepared.  Living off the grid has advantages at times like this:

  • 20,000 gallons of water on hand in 2 large holding tanks
  • photo-voltaic system with batteries for storage
  • wind generators 
  • back up gas generators
  • plenty of food in the pantry and freezer, and in the ground
  • a quad, a 4x4 truck, a dump truck, and a backhoe!

It's exciting to see these big storms coming, but it will be even better to see them going!  

We are hunkered down and we are ready for anything!  

Are you ready for anything?

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

800 667-5028 ex 8241

direct: 808 283-0635


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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hi Georgie, it sounds like you are as prepared as you possibly can be to ride out the hurricanes. Praying the storms will diminish before they make landfall. Stay safe.

Aug 07, 2014 12:44 PM #1
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

HI Georgie hope all are secure and safe from the 2 major storms coming your way. 

Be safe and take care.


Aug 07, 2014 12:47 PM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Gerogie, Stay safe adn will be thinking about you. I hope the hit is light and glad you are prepared and in good shape.

Aug 07, 2014 12:57 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Glad you are well prepared, and I hope the hurricane peters out when it heads your way.. Stay safe.  A

Aug 07, 2014 01:21 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Earthquakes, now typhoons, who did you tick off in Paradise? Be safe!

Aug 07, 2014 02:59 PM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

My thoughts are with you!

Aug 07, 2014 04:57 PM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Georgina: Best of luck to you and all the residents of the Aloha State. Having spent decades in Florida, I am well aware of the dangers involved when one of these storms pays an unwelcome visit.

Aug 08, 2014 12:48 AM #7
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Hoping that you, your family and community survived this event and did not suffer much lost.  

Aug 09, 2014 07:31 AM #8
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Just checking in on you to see if ya'll made it okay... I know by this time you are waiting for hurricane number 2. Good luck!

Aug 09, 2014 09:21 AM #9
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

Luckily Julio is passing. The stress appears to be leaving on Kauai. Many of us on Kauairemember Hurricane Iniki. 

Aug 09, 2014 03:25 PM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Georgie, I have two of my children living on the Hawaiian Islands. A son lives in Honolulu for over 30 years; a daughter and her family live in Kapa'au on the big island, Hawaii. I was on the Naval Base at Halemoku/Pearl Harbor when Hurricane Iwa went through November 23, 1982. Many of us were praying this week that the hurricanes would pass without deaths and costly damage. Happy to hear it is over.

Aug 09, 2014 05:30 PM #11
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Thanks for your concern and positive thoughts. We only got an inch of rain, but lots of wind. The second one, Julio, is nothing to worry about now.
Aug 10, 2014 03:39 AM #12
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not know that Maui has hurricanes. I almost went there few weeks ago for vacation. How often guys you have those hurricanes?

Aug 10, 2014 06:41 PM #13
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hey Georgie...I wanted to check in with you and see how you got through the hurricanes. Are you guys OK?

Aug 11, 2014 01:02 AM #14
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Yeah we're fine!  We don't get these hurricanes often, at least not here on Maui.

Aug 13, 2014 03:03 PM #15
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Georgie, glad to catch up and know you're safe, but I whined a bit when I saw the pup looking forelorn!!! 

Aug 13, 2014 03:44 PM #16
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That is what we go through all the time in hurricane season. Glad you guys did not get a direct hit!

Aug 17, 2014 09:47 PM #17
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