Isn’t this just great? Whether it happens or not, it seems every weekend the weather forecast in Hawaii involves some type of storm system that wants to rain on our gorgeous clear summer blue skies, turquoise ocean ‘n white sandy beach parade. Either a “front”, or “shear”, or “trough”, and now, a fah-riggin’ Hurricane threat… again!
Iselle is barrelling towards the state of Hawaii currently as a very serious Category 4 Hurricane, packing sustained winds at a roof-rippin’ 135 mph. Hopefully as meteorologists predict, a body of cool water in its path will reduce Iselle into a tropical storm, bringing much less mayhem then a full-blown hurricane. I’ll take depression. Anyone else in with me for depression?
And as if that isn’t enough, there’s another system right behind Iselle following the same path named Tropical Storm Julio.
Speaking of names, some folks online are commenting about the historical “wrath” of the letter I, with both Hurricane Iwa in 1982 and Hurricane Iniki in 1992, being Hawaii’s last most devastating systems to hit our islands. I personally experienced both, and let me say, it wasn’t “fun”.
So I went to the Iwilei Costco today to fill gas, and you know what? The line of cars trying to get in were so ridiculous, I passed on that, as I don’t have an extra hour after work sitting around idling and waiting. So I went on up to Tony’s Gas Station, and they’re closed now! Tony’s used to have somewhat competitive prices to the Iwilei Costco right down the road, but no more now. So I ended up paying full price at a gas station on King Street. Pffft. Whatevahz.
Anyways, I’m not trying to get too deep with this post. Just curious what you folks stock-up on for emergencies, such as we are now facing. Especially regarding grindz.
Da’ local ‘kine Hawaii grindz emergency preparedness checklist
Canned Meat Products
• Corned Beef
• Vienna Sausage
• Saimin (dried ramen noodles)
• Soda Crackah (cracker)
That’s it! We’re good! LOL!!!!!