Hawai'i just experienced some wacky weather! Depending on where you live, some parts of the islands dealt with fast moving thunderstorms with heavy rain (and even hail!) along with trees uprooting and branch limbs snapping from the severe winds. Fortunately some dodged the bullet as the system moved through pretty quickly, but did manage to leave quite a bit of damage in its wake.
As we dry out and sweep up the debris, we look to the sky and grasp the beauty of Hawai'i and appreciate this place we call home.
Though we may be nearing the end of hurricane season, we must always remember that we can have severe weather at any time. This is a good reminder to check around your home for any small cost-effective improvements you can make to help reduce your risk in the event of the next natural hazard.
The University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program has released its 4th Edition of the Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.
Some highlights include:
- Enhanced sections for Evacuation Planning
- More Retrofit or Strengthening options for single-wall and double-wall homes
- New sections on climate change
To download your copy and find out more about the new material, please go to:
Mother Nature can be intense and unpredictable. Be sure to provide the protection that your family and home deserve.