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How to prepare for Hurricane Barbara – coming near Hawaii

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It is the beginning of July 2019, and while the Atlantic and Gulf remain quiet, there is tropical activity in the Pacific. For our readers from Hawaii, Aloha!

Barbara intensified rapidly into a major hurricane.

Looking back over the weather history, Hawaii has been hit 3 times by a hurricane since 1950, but over 140 times by tropical storms and depressions during that time period.

NASA Terra Satellite Image of Hurricane Barbara on July 2, 2019

It looks likely that Hurricane Barbara will weaken to a depression by the time that it reaches you, according to the NHC. The NHC is projecting it to come near the islands on Monday.

This storm then should be treated as a test of your personal hurricane plan. The next one might come in at full strength.

I have created an info-graphic to help you get jump-started, so if you are just starting to prepare for this hurricane season, read this post about the top items to have in your hurricane kit for Hurricane Barbara or Tropical Storm Barbara or hopefully, Tropical Depression Barbara.

Remember, it is never too early or too late to take start preparing. Good luck to anyone in the path.

Jamie, Your Hunker Down Guide

Tropical Scan for August 20, 2019

The NHC forecasts shows an area in the Atlantic with possible development over the next 5 days.

Hawaii looks clear too. Still some activity off the southern coast of Mexico in the Pacific.

Stay prepared, Jamie

For more weather details, visit our Tropical Weather Briefing for NHC forecasts, weather maps, and links.

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