U of R graduate Isaiah Pule is bracing for Hurricane Lane on the island of Oahu.
“We aren’t getting the full affect yet, but later on tonight [we will],” Pule said Friday afternoon.
Pule, who graduated in May and went back home to Oahu to get his masters, said they’ve mostly seen heavy rain so far.
Officials said they were expecting the storm to ramp up Friday and cause widespread flooding.
Pule and his family spent the day getting their house ready.
“We’ve just been taping our windows, so if anything were to hit it, it wouldn’t fall apart,” he said.
That included making sure they had enough water, food and other items, but that wasn’t easy.
“Every single store on the island is [out of] water, flashlights and first aid kits,” he said.
Pule said said authorities have been directing people to either evacuate or make sure their homes are secure enough to withstand the storm.
His family said they’re planning on riding out the storm.
“Everyone in Oahu is family, so we’re helping them,” he explained.