Hurricane season in Hawaii lasts from June to November. El Nino conditions in the Pacific are increasing the possibility of this being an active hurricane season. An El Nino is a weather event associated with a large area of warmer than normal water temperatures along the equator, coupled with other atmospheric factors. In 1992, Hurricane Iniki was the result of an extended El Nino.
Many homeowners are concerned about the possibilities of hurricanes and are seeking do-it-yourself ideas to help secure their homes. There are a few things you can do to protect your home from the elements of a storm. Some of these have to be done when a hurricane is approaching, but you still need to prepare in advance by purchasing supplies and understanding set-up procedures.
Many older homes, in Hawaii were built with single-wall construction with the structural parts toe-nailed together. Toenailing offers some tie down force, but when wind speeds exceed 60 mph, garage roofs can easily be tom off.