The Diva noted that in the relatively small amount of news coverage of the pending hurricane yesterday (in the Washington, DC area) one of the local Hawaiian officials who was urging citizen preparedness said “We do not want to be another Puerto Rico.”
Excerpt from article in HuffPost:
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Gov. David Ige told residents to prepare to shelter in place with enough food and supplies to last 14 days.
The Diva does not recall ever seeing officials recommend such a long time period. For more details on that matter, see the blog posting by Eric Holdeman.
Update: From Fox news, it appears that extraordinary preparations have been made. FEMA is trying hard.
On 8/24, this update from the Weather Channel.
Also on 8/24, more than 30 inches of rain have fallen on Hawaii.