Right now everyone is still asleep here in Hawaii. Word is they’re going to blast the sirens at 6am. That’s when the town is going to wake up, cancel their surf ‘n’ sun plans and stock up. If there’s one thing people living Hawai’i know how to do, it’s stock up. Especially because if any natural disaster does hit, we never know when the next boat will come to bring us toilet paper (and beer). Tsunami arrival time approx 11:20am (island dependent). Of course, it’s often more about the anxiety of the possibility, but might as well be prepared for the worse (and it can’t really be a bad thing to have an extra case). Follow us on Twitter; will keep you posted from there.
Gas stations selling out/power being shut off, grocery store lines running around the inside of the store (of course we went to the empty lines no one was using in the middle), roads closed, evacuations, computer works much better than the phone…. three feet doesn’t sound like much, and probably won’t be. There’s more concern for ocean front / sea level property, docked boats, temporary lack of provisions and power….
One interesting aspect, the last tsunami that hit – about 1″ – into Kauai left some beaches covered in sea life – including turtles, seals, shells, etc. What will the sea turtle do this time? Going to Princeville’s St. Regis hotel where members of Save Our Seas are prepped to document / video any effects on the marine life. Anything good, we’ll post it here!
Anything happening? At St. Regis overlooking Hanalei … with hundreds of other people. Nothing to report yet except it’s the lowest high tide with much of the reef exposed, there are no turtles in the water, the whales are breaching way outside, and Laird is the only guy they allowed out to surf…just kidding. Actually, the only thing to report is it’s a big party up here and a beautiful day…and the St. Regis bar is making a killing.