Aloha everyone in the Hawaiian Life community. How are you all today? The middle of March is upon us. Warm temperatures have hit the east coast! Last week a mountain of stormy weather hit Hawaii, doing lots of damage on Kauai & Oahu. That is my subject... Will send a couple articles from Mike of reasons to visit those islands. Dive into Greg's §ƬЄƁƁƖƝ§ ƓƲԼƇӇ It's a great inspiring way to unwind! I've added Ted Chambers to my links. Another way to enjoy inspiring ambient music with his artistic videos. Don't forget, Travis has his own zip code below... lol His music ROCKS!!! ;-)
*Hawaii Slammed By Storms*
Boy, this past week might not have been the best time to vacation on Oahu or Kauai, unless you like stormy weather... and Hawaii had its share of that! The people that live there and the many that visited, got way more than they bargained for... with relentless rain, hail, floods, mudslides, a waterspout, thunderstorms and even a tornado... With Kilauea just the week before claiming the last home in Royal Gardens, some say that Pele, the Goddess of Fire, was a little more upset than we thought.
It definitely wasn't all sun and fun! Visitors were stuck on roadsides. There were dangerous high tides and people were seen paddle boarding in parking lots. Governor Abercrombie even had to declare the islands of Kauai and Oahu a disaster area... On Kauai, Wainiha itself saw more than 36 inches and that was just from the week before. The islands main city, Lihue got more than 15 inches also. More rain fell this past Friday and Saturday and just added to the mass destruction.
Parts of Oahu had more than 15 inches of rain. The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu was shut down and temporarily closed due to the flooding rain and so were several golf courses. Hail reportedly was 2 to 3 inches in some areas causing considerable damage & lasting for a half hour. To say traffic was a nightmare doesn't even come close. People were stranded on the sides of roads, some spending their night there and detoured to unwanted routes. Several schools we set up as emergency shelters fior people that needed help.
If all this was not enough with approximately 46 inches of rain causing numerous landslides, blocking highways in Hanalei, Kalihiwai and Koloa, a waterspout that moved onshore produced a EF 0 tornado in Lanikai Friday morning. It then went southward and made an impact on parts of the Enchanted Lakes Subdivision in Kailua. The tornado was roughly one & a half miles wide. Winds were about 60 to 70 mph and damaged rooftops, snapped trees, destroyed road signs and knocked down power lines.
The whole state was affected by this weather but also had an embarrassment it would have liked to of avoided. A security guard at the Lihue Airport made stranded tourists leave the airport & sent them out in the rainstorm. I have to think that this guard, had to have been stressed after a good week of weather and unhappy visitors and not thinking clearly. Hawaiians are known for spreading their Aloha to all... It is really the way the people from this glorious state are. Hopefully people won't let what one person does affect their next visit to the beautiful Aloha State...
Says; The Hawaiian Life is being kind to all life...~MLD
The fiery brilliance of a new sun peeking over the horizon bring us the chance to experience one more day...~MLD
Wanting is never enough, it takes work, drive and a willingness to fail over and over to reach your dreams...~MLD
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The chirping birds remind me to slow down to hear the songs of life...~MLD
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