We're seeing the damage caused by the Iselle storm, but businesses are feeling the effects through their pocketbooks.
At Blue Hawaii Surf Shop weather helps sales, especially when it rains. But, it is a fine line because if it storms, that can stop businesses from selling all-together. That happened Friday at several malls across Oahu.
"Friday basically kind of hurt us hard because Friday is one of our busier days over here at Pearlridge like going into the weekend," said Dyson Ramones of Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii estimates that it lost upwards of $4,000 in sales on Friday alone. Management says news of the potential storm slowed business days before.
"For us it's kind of hard because we're a small shop, so everyday counts, you know, to help push us forward basically," said Ramones.
Over 200 shops at the Pearlridge Mall were closed up Friday. Nearly 300 others at Ala Moana Shopping Center did the same. A dozen more were temporarily closed at Kahala Mall.
The storm also hit Home Depot.
While we're used to hearing that big box stores benefit because of sales of emergency items, that's just a small part of its business that relies primarily on pros and contractors.
"With inclement weather they are not out there on the jobsite, so we lose that core business. Even though we have the influx of homeowners coming in for emergency supplies, it's not enough to compensate for the all the lost time on the worksite that pros do," said Brandon Esteves of the The Home Depot.
A positive spin on having a storm is the potential returned items that will be up for grabs once they get back on the shelves.
"For things like generators, we do go through a testing process to see if it actually does work and at which point it will go down in price if it was used. If it wasn't opened, it goes straight to the shelf, regular price," said Esteves.