When a hurricane comes

With the the hurricane season underway and Hawaii now in the eye of the storm, we begin our season of asking, “how long could a typical American city last before anarchy sets in once daily conveniences are denied?”

It appears that residents of Hawaii are most concerned about water and toilet paper, presumably in that order. The supply of Choco-Pie appears to be holding.

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)