Hawaii: Most bottled water cleared off store shelves ahead of hurricanes, increasing in force

By Shepard Ambellas

Take note how fast supplies disappear off store shelves

WAIKIKI, Haw. (INTELLIHUB) — Due to the recent weather warnings, local stores have been mostly cleared out of bottled water and other essential supplies, such as batteries, in anticipation of the coming storms.

To make matters worse, two hurricanes are expected to hit the islands within the next 24-36 hours.

Officials announced schools in Maui County will be closed Thursday.

USA Today reported:

The first of a one-two weather punch roaring toward Hawaii could hit with more force than weather forecasters previously predicted.

Hurricane Iselle appears to have strengthened and will maintain its speed as it passes the Big Island Thursday night, the National Weather Service said Wednesday

On its heels, Hurricane Julio gained strength and shed its tropical storm status, becoming a second hurricane to target Hawaii. Julio is setting up as a Sunday-Monday event, National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Reynes said Wednesday.

“If that happens it will be something the state of Hawaii has never seen before,” Reynes said.

I myself will be reporting and uploading live video updates on scene as the storm surge progresses in coming days.

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