Gajewki expects less people to travel to the island chain. However, she mentioned if there is any damage, the state could get popular tourist spots up and running quickly.
"I think when something like this happens, tourism does tend to go down, but with the volcano they had the tourist parts back up as quick as they could, people still could have gone there no problem," Gajewki explains.
Gajewki also mentioned there are parts of the Big Island still recovering from the volcano eruptions earlier this year. She said people are gathering resources such as food and water because this storm looks to be serious.