Hawaii hurricane Douglas

Hawaii Hurricane Douglas Approaching Us Here Today

Hurricane Douglas is fast approaching Maui, then Oahu, and finally Kauai. When it arrives here, it may be one of only a few hurricanes to make Hawaii landfall in recent memory. This time that is possible both on Kauai and Oahu. The two other storms are infamous Hurricane Iniki (1992), which was 28 years ago, and before that Hurricane Dot in 1959 (video below). Hurricane Iwa (1982) did not make landfall in Hawaii, but nonetheless did major damage to Oahu and Kauai.

We are currently in prep mode on Kauai and just now started hearing the ominous hurricane warning sirens. Yesterday driving around the island we saw clearly fewer cars on the road and a mostly deserted Hanalei Bay beach. Today is a day of more intense preparation including creating safety for the mule, making a freshwater reservoir in a jacuzzi in order to have 250 gallons on hand, and being sure that all supplies are ready. Before this, there was the obvious shopping, checking for adequate propane and gasoline reserves, and generator testing.

All of this is because Hurricane Douglas may arrive as a Category 1 storm according to the National Hurricane Center. It is due on Kauai late tonight or early Monday morning, after going by Maui and Oahu later today. Concerns revolve around massive storm surges, high surf, heavy rainfall, and wind. The amount of rain is not known but estimates have been from five to fifteen inches possible. We’ll let you know.

We had been told to expect Hawaii would probably haveahave less active hurricane season this year. On the other hand, the Atlantic is in a favorable condition for hurricane development this season, which goes until December 1. Obviously, mother nature has its own plans.

We are here on the ground and will update further on Monday during the hurricane.

If you are here in Hawaii, please let us know what is happening where you are.

66 thoughts on “Hawaii Hurricane Douglas Approaching Us Here Today”

  1. I wish to thank you so much for all the time and effort spent and all the great information you all put out. I watch your updates as soon as they come out and they have been very instrumental in trying trying to make plans to come back. I lived in Hawaii while in the military back in 2008 and I had planned to visit end of April and first of May 2021. I am unsure now if it will be better by then and I don’t want to visit Hawaii with a lot of restrictions. Thanks again for this site and the information you put out. Please be safe during this time with the hurricane and Covid-19.

    1. Hi Debbie.

      Thank you. Yes, the world seems so unsure, and Hawaii is just one aspect of that. We see the same thing in Europe too. Open one day and closed the next.


  2. be safe! We are all here rooting for you! Please let us know if there is anyway we can help!

  3. Much safety and Aloha to all residents there. Haven’t heard back from my friend in Kailua, O’ahu, but hoping all is looking better.
    Looking forward to returning to Paradise when the green light is shining for all who love the islands.

  4. Aloha Jeff and Rob…
    If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Pandemic and Hurricane! The world is in a bit of chaos. So sad that things haven’t changed to allow visit to the lovely Islands, but now the fear of what nature unleashed can bring.
    I hope you and everyone keep safe and that ‘Douglas’ does not reek too much havoc…
    All prayerful good wishes.

  5. Stay safe, Guys!

    Hoping you can ride this out with minimal issues. As if Hawaii hasn’t had enough crap to deal with this year, eh?

    Thanks for the update, and take care!

    1. Hi Jim.

      Thanks. The latest reports and conditions on the ground are encouraging.


  6. Keeping you and Hawaii in our thoughts, while following the news. Thanks for all the personal updates.

  7. Be safe you two! I value your reports so much as kauai is my heart home, and you give the most realistic renditions of life on the ground there. I was there for Iniki and I know what your facing. Wishing you all the best.

    1. Hi Sherill.

      Thanks so much. Glad things are looking much better after the 5pm update.


  8. Stay safe. guys. You seem well prepared. I pray for the well-being of all on the Islands, especially much loved Kauai.

  9. Aloha Guys,

    Please stay safe and Mahalo for all of your updates, please keep us informed of the situation on the ground, sounds like you’ve prepared and waiting for the surge. Even though we can’t be there now, we are with you in spirit and hope that all will be well.Joe

  10. Stay safe!! We’re thinking of you and all our friends on Kaua’i. I guess its takes a hurricane to stop all the complaining about testing and vacations disrupted! Thanks for all the work you keeping us current on all things Hawaiian! Peace.

  11. My daughter and cousins stay on Oahu and on Kauai. Praying for their safety. Keep safe island family and friends. Much Aloha to all in Douglas’s path 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  12. Thank you for the update! Hawaii in in my heart and thoughts!! Best and safety wishes for this storm!!

  13. We appreciate the update and the tone of your words. We, from Missouri, extend to you both and the locals on all islands our sincere best and may good fortune find you all in abundance.

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top