For the first time in 21 years, the main Hawaiian Islands are under a hurricane warning with Iselle expected to hit the Big Island later this evening as a weak category 1. Wind damage should be light to moderate with strong odds that Hilo and Honolulu will experience tropical storm force winds. Flooding will be the main concern from Iselle due to heavy rains for an extended period. Landslides, flash flooding and some coastal flooding are all possible.
Just as Iselle is moving out, Julio will make a pass near the Islands on Sunday. The center of the storm is expected to track about 100 miles northeast of the Hawaiian Islands, so the heaviest rains and wind should miss the Islands. But, there is still uncertainty in the forecast and a slight shift could make matters much worse for all the kamaainas and malihinis on the Islands.
So you may be wondering, “Does Eberl work in Hawaii?” Roger that 🙂 The first major event that we deployed adjusters to was Hurricane Iniki in 1992 and we have had folks working there as needed ever since. While it is too soon to gauge what our client needs will be for Hurricane Iselle, one thing is certain- if there are claims, we will be there!
Do you have a Hawaii Adjuster license? If so, please send a copy to us! You can email it to your dispatcher, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 303-986-2771.