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Delmarva Natives in Hawaii Preparing for Severe Weather

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OAHU, HI - As the state of Hawaii deals with a tropical storm and prepares for a hurricane expected to bring severe weather this weekend, WBOC spoke with one Delmarva native about how people are preparing for the unusual weather.

Janel Przybysz is originally from Dover but now lives on the island of Oahu with her husband who is stationed in the military there.  Janel said as crazy as it gets sometimes on Delmarva when there is snow in the forecast, it has been just a crazy in Hawaii the past few days.  

"We went just to the grocery to get water and it was insane.  It was insane.  They were going through 47, 48 pallets within a few hours," Przybysz said.
She went on to tell WBOC via Skype on Friday that the tropical storm is expected to impact her island around 8 pm eastern time Friday night and not pack as big of a punch as was originally forecasted.  However, Janel said the bigger concern is with Hurricane Julio.  And while the hurricane is not expected to make landfall, it will bring heavy rains.  Something Delmarva may be able to handle, but Oahu is a different story.

"This is a very laid back life.  There is no rush in Hawaii.  Hawaii time is not a joke, there is no rush.  So, for people to be rushing around fixing things was really kind of, a little nerve racking, in that sense," Przybysz said.

Janel added that there were numerous people who boarded up their windows and there were even two local gas stations that ran out of fuel while people were hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.


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