As Hurricane Ana gathered strength on its westerly approach to the Hawaiian islands last week, Kapiʻolani Community College students were divided on how to properly prepare for its predicted impact.
Hurricane Ana was the third hurricane, behind Iselle and Julio, to reach within proximity of the island chain within the last three months. Iselle and Julio came within days of each other and caused a lot of damage on the Big Island, especially the Puna district.
Oʻahu didn’t see as much damage as expected, but Hurricane Ana brought a fresh wave of uncertainty.
John Henry, 19, took all the necessary precautions needed ahead of Ana.
“I feel that we’re long overdue for a disaster,” said before the storm turned southward away from the island chain. “I take each and every warning pretty serious. I bought a lot of water and food in case electricity goes out. I will be staying indoors.” Read more >>
(Author: Thai Luong; Photo courtesy of Harry Durgin)