Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hurricane Flossie

For those who have inquired about our well-being, we are fine. Hurricane Flossie doesn't seem to be a threat to Kauai, at least not yet. The hurricane brushed against the sound side of the Big Island this afternoon, which you can see in the photo above. You can also see that Kauai, in red, is the furthest island away from the Big Island. If things go as they say, Flossie should pass us by. We had blue sunny skies today and sat at the beach while Flossie was just hitting the Big Island.

This is the first hurricane to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992. That was a category 4 hurricane whose eye passed right over the center of Kauai, devastating the island. Iniki caused $1.8 billion in damage, and 80% of the island was without power for 3 months. You can tell the people here are still upset about it.

Thanks for the concern, but all is well for now.

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