Hurricane Flossie, while not expected to directly hit the island of Hawaii, is gonna sideswipe it. That's the current and best scenario--that it'll weaken and not hit directly. But you never know with these crazy things. (See pic left, with the small island on top left and the big storm to the right. Shudder.)
It's Category 3 right now, and that's scary enough! (We lost parts of our house in a Category 1 to low 2 hurricane a couple years back, and it was a very frightening day, that, with howling winds and pieces tearing off. We also rode out another category one a year before that. And we heard Andrew's howling for hours back in '92. I hate hurricanes!)
Pray for the 160,000 folks on the island, who I hope will be safe and with their homes intact when this is past.
Also, pray for a calm hurricane season in all oceans, especially ours, Atlantic and Pacific. Amen!