Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Getting spooked

After Katrina, we are beginning to get a little spooked around here about hurricanes. It didn't help that the headline on yesterday's paper was how Waikiki, McCully, and Moilili would be covered in 7 feet of water in a powerful hurricane. On the good side of things, Hurrican Jova which is 750 miles to our east is still expected to miss the islands according to the national hurricane center, though we could get a lot of rain from it. It's supposed to go north instead of west towards us. However, just to keep us on our toes the article that mentioned Jova missing us ended with "Forecasters are also watching hurricanes Kenneth and Max beyond Hurricane Jova." Grrr.

4 comments:

Christopher Robin said...

Hopefully you guys stay as dry as possible. Just remember, even if a hurricane does pass through most of them aren't as violent as Katrina and that one hit a rather vulnerable area.

kristybox said...

I should know this - because I'm supposed to be "gifted" - but it didn't even occur to me that hurricanes might hit Hawaii. I'm such a sheltered mainlander. And I have trouble spelling Hawaii, even though I used to teach high school geography. D'oh.

Sexynerd9297 said...

well dallas is safe if ya'll need a new place to be if it ever does become dangerous. ya'll always have a home here.

pacatrue said...

Yah. Hurricanes and tsunamis are our things here. I think every area has its own pet natural disaster. All my life it was tornados. Now those are gone, but they get replaced by bigger, but more predictable super twisters; i.e., hurricanes. A tsunami hit the Big Isle in the late 40s, killed lots. It was after this that the Pacific Tsunami Warning system was created, which is run out of Hawaii. Of course, as we all learned in January, they only do warnings on the Pacific and not the Indian Ocean.

Bizarrely, despite the fact that the most active volcano in the world is erupting on the Big Isle as we speak, and has been for 20 years or so, there is little to worry about there. Precisely because it has been erupting and doesn't need to let off any enormous pressure. Apparently, Kilauea can throw up some dust periodically though.