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SD Native Preparing For Hawaii Hurricanes

August 7, 2014, 5:55 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

SD Native Preparing For Hawaii Hurricanes
HONOLULU, HI -

For the first time in more than two decades residents in Hawaii are bracing for back-to-back hurricanes.

The first hurricane, Hurricane Iselle, is expected to hit Hawaii overnight and right behind it is Hurricane Julio. That storm is expected to hit later this weekend or early next week.

Right in the middle of it all is Brookings native, and South Dakota State University alum, Stephanie Cooper who is on a business trip and getting ready to hunker down in Honolulu.

"I'm supposed to leave on Friday so I'm here just for the week for a business trip," Cooper said.

But Cooper's travel plans could be in jeopardy as Hurricane Iselle is expected to pack 90 mile per hour winds and heavy rain.

CBS News Coverage: Hawaii Islands Brace For Back-To-Back Storms

"If I had to guess I think things could get a little dicey tomorrow (Friday) evening with the flight schedule. A lot is being cancelled for tomorrow. We just heard the schools for Oahu have been cancelled. The schools for the Big Island have been cancelled already for a couple of days, so it sounds like the more direct impact will be to the Big Island," Cooper said.

Cooper says store shelves are bare as residents stock up for the incoming storms. Growing up in Brookings and graduating from SDSU Cooper says the preparations for the hurricane seem familiar.

"It kind of reminds me a lot of winter storms in South Dakota where it’s very unpredictable. It seems like no one really knows what's really going to happen, so I think as we actually get into it we'll start to see if it is as big an impact as it's supposed to be," Cooper said.

And she's bracing for a bumpy night as she rides out the storm in her beach-side hotel.

"I'm staying in a hotel right on Waikiki Beach across the road from the beach so expecting some surging. Expecting some waves," Cooper said.

Cooper says this storm has caught the attention of many on the islands because unlike other areas of the country that get hit by hurricanes there is no real way to evacuate or escape from the path of the storm.

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