Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Getting ready for Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii and Maui

Getting ready for Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii and Maui

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

Comment balloon 17 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 07 2014 07:22PM


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.

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 4 years ago

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

Be safe and take care.


Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago


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

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 4 years ago

My thoughts are with you!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

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.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210) over 4 years ago

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!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 4 years ago

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.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 4 years ago
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.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 4 years ago

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