Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Two hurricanes have come and gone here on Maui, 2018 update

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

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
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Comment balloon 14 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • September 15 2018 12:01AM


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

Posted by Ralph Post, Melbourne Florida - Exp Realty LLC 9 months ago

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 9 months ago

You are lucky with the downgrades of these storms, but I don't recall only one of the storms.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 9 months ago

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

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 9 months ago

Glad you're ok! Thanks for providing good advice to those who are in the path of a hurricane.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) 9 months ago

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.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 9 months ago

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.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

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...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 9 months ago

Glad to hear that you were really prepared and not much damage. I hear there is another hurricane coming from Florida to the Gulf....:)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 9 months ago

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. 

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) 9 months ago

Thanks for all the comments!  You guys are the best.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 9 months ago

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. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 9 months ago

Hi Georgie

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


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Oh, wow! Such great news, Georgie! As you said, preparation is key and it looks like you've got this down pat.

Happy Tuesday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

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