COSTA MESA, Calif. — New Orleans Saints linebacker Manti Te’o mentioned his father is protected in California, however he is apprehensive about the remainder of his household in Hawaii.
With Hurricane Lane heading towards Hawaii this week, Te’o mentioned his mom, 4 sisters and brother are bracing for the storm.
“Positively lots of prayers going out to my household and all of the households there in Hawaii to be protected, be further cautious and hopefully all the pieces seems OK,” Te’o mentioned Wednesday after the Saints held joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Saints heart Max Unger, defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen and linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha are additionally from Hawaii, although they didn’t communicate to the media on Wednesday.
Te’o mentioned his household is on the island of Oahu, which was beneath a hurricane watch as of Wednesday afternoon. The storm is predicted to do extra injury on the Large Island (Hawaii) and Maui, that are beneath a hurricane warning.
Nonetheless, Te’o mentioned he spoke to his mom on Tuesday, and he or she went to Costco to load up on provides within the occasion the Class four hurricane makes landfall. The storm is predicted to carry heavy rain to the archipelago beginning late Wednesday or early Thursday.
“There isn’t any worse feeling than (when) you are away from issues, and there is nothing you are able to do,” Te’o mentioned.
Te’o’s father is within the San Diego space on a enterprise journey, and he mentioned his mom was planning on flying to Los Angeles for the Saints’ preseason sport towards the Chargers on Saturday evening, although it is unclear if she’ll make it now.
“It is tough for us to be right here and our household to be there,” Te’o mentioned.