Oceanit engineers Grant Tokumi and Michael Foley recently sat down with Melanie Yamaguchi from Hawaii News Now to discuss climate change in Hawai’i. Both Mike and Grant are part of Oceanit’s RiSE (Resilient Sustainable Engineering) team, working on engineering projects that involve coastal erosion, flooding, environmental & civil engineering, and beach restoration & nourishment.
With the recent record-setting storm floods on Kauai and Oahu, Hawai’i is experiencing adverse weather events with increased intensity and frequency in 2018. Forecasters are estimating that the central Pacific could see between three and six tropical cyclones this summer. As hurricane season begins, meteorologists are warning that one big hit can leave behind significant damage to the Islands. Mike and Grant shared some insights on what we should be prepared for in the future.