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
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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