Two hurricanes have come and gone here on Maui, 2018 update

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

Two hurricanes have come and gone here on Maui and we have been very lucky to have no damages at our home.  In each case they downgraded to a Tropical Storm, which is less severe than a hurricane but still comes with some extreme weather.

Plywood on the windows, ready for strong winds in Haiku Maui

Plywood on the windows, ready for strong winds in Haiku Maui

When you live off the grid like us, you're kind of prepared at all times:

  • - not connected to the public power or water so no worries about outages
  • - good supply of food on hand since it's a long haul to town on any day
  • - more food available such as coconuts and bananas, garden crops
  • - good supply of water with 3 water catchment tanks always at full capacity
  • - stacks of plywood ready to be nailed up, and easily stored away afterward
  • - spare gas cans filled up and ready if needed for the generator
  • - living on high ground means we will never have to worry about flooding

Not everyone on Maui has been so lucky though.  With both Lane and Olivia many people suffered losses and damages.  Homes have been destroyed by fire and flooding.  Vehicles were swept away by overflowing streams.  Power loss has caused a lot of inconvenience.

Read about the aftermath here:

It pays to be prepared and be ready for the worst.  Don't wait until the last minute to get things in order.  Keep a good supply of basic items on hand at all times.  If you're looking for some high and dry ground where you can live on Maui, let me help you find the perfect spot.  Search for homes for sale in Haiku Maui.

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

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Ralph Post
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Georgie  Thankful you folks are doing well out there.  I know it is a lot to deal with.  Ralph

Sep 14, 2018 05:38 PM #1
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Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.

09/14/2018. 

Sep 14, 2018 06:10 PM #2
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William Feela
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You are lucky with the downgrades of these storms, but I don't recall only one of the storms.

Sep 14, 2018 06:37 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Georgie, glad you can write about this, it is so ironic we always look towards the East Coast and forget about you guys when it comes to Hurricanes and Tornadoes... just like when it rains in LA I keep telling Diane that will be snow on the East Coast, Endre

Sep 14, 2018 11:49 PM #4
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Glad you're ok! Thanks for providing good advice to those who are in the path of a hurricane.

Sep 15, 2018 05:31 AM #5
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Brian England
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I am glad that I have never had to deal with such a thing and I hope that I never do.  I pray for those that have to deal with extreme weather like that.

Sep 15, 2018 07:30 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Georgie. I think you really get it and are as prepared as you can be. I would certainly want you to represent me if I were moving to Maui.

Sep 15, 2018 09:52 AM #7
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Glad they are out of your area, and are now thinking about the folks in the Carolinas. The news shows that the rain is still moving slowly in the area...

Sep 16, 2018 12:29 PM #8
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Glad to hear that you were really prepared and not much damage. I hear there is another hurricane coming from Florida to the Gulf....:)

Sep 16, 2018 06:24 PM #9
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There is so much going on it is difficult to keep up. I am glad you got through the hurricanes and I hope this is it for a while. 

Sep 17, 2018 11:51 AM #10
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Thanks for all the comments!  You guys are the best.

Sep 17, 2018 07:20 PM #11
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Thanks for the newsflash! There is so much crazy weather patterns. We can't take anyone or anything for granted.

I'm glad you're okay. 

Sep 17, 2018 08:37 PM #12
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Hi Georgie

Glad to hear all is well. Lane, in particulr, sounded pretty nasty and certainly caused some damage.

Jeff

Sep 18, 2018 12:15 PM #13
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Oh, wow! Such great news, Georgie! As you said, preparation is key and it looks like you've got this down pat.

Happy Tuesday!

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