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Thursday Hurricane Lane Rain in Kona, Hawaii

The photo above was shot at 10:30 AM, August 23rd, from Kona Haven Coffee as Laura pulled out into traffic on her Harley Davidson.

Initial reports on the path and timing for Hurricane Lane in Hawaii had us expecting the hurricane ramifications at 2 AM Thursday morning. However, as of 5 PM Thursday night, there is very little going on in Kailua-Kona. A tad overcast, a drizzle now and then, but not much in the way of winds or rain.

Until I looked at the National Hurricane Center map and dug into that website. I am posting this to drip on Thursday night, so when you read this, there won't be an update unless I have internet. Hurricane Lane is now expected to pass by Kona sometime between 8 PM Thursday night and 2 AM Friday morning.

Other parts of the Big Island have experienced flooding and enormous amounts of water, with bridges collapsing and trees falling over because the roots are too soaked. There is no place to go but a shelter if it does serious damage, but I am hoping it doesn't come to that.

You can see a ton more photographs and updates in my personal blog today at this link: Hurricane Lane Conditions Thursday at Kailua-Kona Hawaii.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Good morning Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents ,

Thanks for the update on Hurricane Lane! Be safe and we are all sending prayers for as little destruction as possible! Stay safe!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 4 months ago

I hope you are OK, Elizabeth.  I'm watching the news and it looks like the big island is getting tons of rain.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

HI Elizabeth... been thinking of you for days now... hopefully, the storm will pass without too much damage and that you'll stay safe.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 4 months ago

Dorie Dillard It's been a bit freaky to see all of this destruction happening on the east side of Hawaii Island but the Kona side so far has been spared.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

Gabe Sanders Well, you are much more used to dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms than I am. I was a bit worried but did batten down the hatches. Better safe than sorry is my motto.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

Nina Hollander I got up at 4 AM this morning to see if my lanai was still here, and everything was calm. Went back to bed and was jolted awake at 6:30 by my Apple Watch ringing off the hook. I just said Hello, LOL, when I answered and it was some "investor" who sounds like she wanted to lowball one of my listings, asking me to show her my listing even though she has an agent. Under the circumstances, I was as nice as I could be, which was actually nicer than my thoughts.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

I'll take California earthquakes over hurricanes all day long. Perhaps I say that because it is what I am used to - having lived in California my entire life. Waiting to see when/if it will hit and wondering what the damage would be ... stressful! 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) 4 months ago

Well, good to see you're still powered and up and running today, Elizabeth.  Keep us posted...

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

So glad your side of the Big Island was spared. I am now keeping my fingers crossed for Honolulu where my daughter lives. They may not be so lucky.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea 4 months ago

Kathleen Daniels It is difficult to track this storm, too, because everybody has a different slant, opinion, and the movement / speed is unpredictable. What everybody in Kona wants an answer to is the simple question: what time will it hit Kona?

It's not over yet as tropical storm warnings are in effect, but Kona is fairly calm right now. I can see the surf in Kailua Bay, and it's UP, but not super unusual. A bit of rain showers off and on. Nothing at all like what people east of me are dealing with. Those are the people to worry about.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Yes, we seem to be OK but I have not seen any contractors today. Texted the GC and no response. His excuse will probably be since everything is closed, public, utilities, schools, government offices, and his workers are coming from Oceanview, they are taking the day off too.

I hope Honolulu will be spared, too, for your daughter's sake and the sake of all of the residents of Oahu.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I suspect if anything happens to me, it will involve falling down a hill after tripping over my own two feet.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 4 months ago

I'm glad you are posting these updates, Elizabeth.  News reports yesterday made it appear the west side of Hawaii was going to be hit most significantly.  However, when I woke, the scenes were coming mainly from Hilo side.  I'm relieved you are safe!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Hi Elizabeth- I've learned a lot studying the maps of Hawaii!  Glad you are safe and sound. Larry and I said today that at least in Florida, we can, if we're crazy enough, sit in traffic on 95 or the turnpike to try to escape. You guys have nowhere to go. Please continue to be safe. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 4 months ago

HIi Elizabeth, Stay safe and hope the storm doesn't do the damage that was predicted.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 4 months ago

Elizabeth, so glad your side of the island was spared, and you had no damage!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Elizabeth. I was wondering if you were in the storms path. Glad you're safe.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Glad to hear you're doing well in Kona.  On Maui there was plenty of action in Lahaina with 2 brush fires before the rains hit.  The north shore had some wind and rain, and upcountry has trees down, much like a regular winter storm.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 4 months ago

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