ISELLE TO GIVE HAWAII FIRST HURRICANE IN 22 YEARS
HONOLULU (AP) – Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t – and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.
- Pray that these storms change paths away from any land and dissipate in the sea causing no harm to people or land.
- Pray for safety of the people of Hawaii and any other Pacific Islands.
- Pray for peace in the weather and in the hearts of the Hawaiian people.
- God is in control and The Hawaiian people are praising their way through the storms!
Interesting Facts About Hawaii
Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono
(The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)
State Information: Known as the “Aloha State” (in Hawaiian, “aloha” can mean “hello”), Hawaii is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean that together became the 50th state in 1959. The state’s name is possibly derived from a native Hawaiian word for homeland, hawaiki or owhyhee. Today, Hawaii, whose capital is Honolulu, is often called the “Crossroads of the Pacific” and is a popular vacation spot. The colorful hibiscus is the state flower.
Interesting Facts information from the following websites:
Congressperson e-mail: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/
State Information: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/index.php