Business Report: A hurricane primer for our friends from the mainland

Updated: Aug. 27, 2018 at 10:54 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - My friends and family on the mainland pelted me with questions about the hurricane. There will be other hurricanes, so I thought I was address them. You know, for next time.

Okay, friends in Nebraska, a big storm can be big trouble, sure, but it depends on how fierce it is where you're standing.

A relative small storm making a direct hit can be worse than a bigger storm far away.

Hurricanes swirl in a circle – and north of the equator that circular action is counterclockwise, which means the leading edge is NORTH of the eye. And finally…

The biggest disruption from a hurricane isn't necessarily at the water's edge, because a slow-moving storm dumps rain longer and that can trigger mudslides upslope.

So when your own mainland friends ask what's going on, feel free to refer them to this after we post it online.

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