The Civil Defense link below shows the official hurricane shelters on the island–and it’s distinctly bad news for the southern half of the island. For the vast stretch between Kea’au and Captain Cook, there’s only one shelter: Ka’u High School in Pahala. But that only echoes other educational infrastructure: Ka`u High is the only high school serving that area, too. The list of official shelters consists of the island’s high schools, plus one elementary:
Kohala High & Elementary
Pahoa High & Intermediate
Honokaa High & Intermediate
As of 6:30, Iselle had weakened slightly but was still a Category One hurricane and was expected to remain so, with sustained winds of 75 mph and higher gusts. The projected track of the storm’s eye has varied overnight, but from the latest reports, appeared to be headed towards a direct hit on Puna and a probable crossing over the Saddle. But this is a huge storm, larger than the entire island, so everyone should expect to be affected.