Pray for Bear - tsunami

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Feb 27, 2010.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Tsunami is 20 minutes from hitting his island.


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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Have you heard from him? I don't know which island he's on, but the Big Island is supposed to be first in line.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Just a few brief text messages 30 minutes before it was to hit. He's on the same island as Honolulu.

    I'm hiking with the family today.


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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That's Oahu. Waikiki and all that. Shoreline is pretty steep away from the tourist areas. Fingers crossed.
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The tsunami was causing a series of surges that were about 20 minutes apart, and the waves arrived later and smaller than originally predicted. The highest wave at Hilo measured 5.5 feet high, while Maui saw some as high as 6 feet. - MSNBC

    A couple shots on the news indicate Waikiki was cleared off before anything happened. Live shots don't show any damage.
     
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Oahu is only 35 miles in diameter. If I were there and heard of a sunami alert, my butt would be parked on old Pali Hwy near the peak in 20 minutes, looking back down at the lowland..... with a cooler of sandwiches and beer. [boozingbuddies]
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Just talked to Bear. All is well. They got a 3 ft wave.
    Island at a standstill still and he told me this is the first time he's ever heard the tsunami sirens wailing.
     
  9. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    thanks for keeping us updated. Bear's been on my mind all day
     
  10. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Good for surfing, glad it was small. They wonder why we stock up!
     
  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks Everyone for the good thoughts and prayers...
    Must've worked.... small surges a non-event...
    Got the experts and phd's at the Pacific Center sort of baffled.... they were expecting worse...

    Got the phone call at 3:15am... at 3:40 there was already a line at the gas station and the local Safeway was swamped...

    Got a good chuckle at that... I needed gas but it was interesting to see all those folks waiting in line looking stressed out with TP, food and water in their carts...

    Yup... don't wait... as sudden and devastating as an earthquake can be... a crisis will be upon you and you will wish you had gone shopping and prepped before the [shtf]

    Thanks again for all the good thoughts.... it was a busy day...
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I was looking at flights to come see you if you were ravaged... Was going to bring my metal detector!
     
  13. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    The good part is that the folks that make all the predictions were wrong!
    Somedays are just better than others....Honestly, I was scared half out of my wits that a lot more damage would have happened jst due to tsunami's and all the pacific areas being in a warning zone. Now, I can sit back, wipe the sweat from my brow, and hope we are even better prepared "IF" it ever happens again.....We were lucky this time. Those that had preps were in a far better situation, not having to go and find back up supplies, food, tp.
    Here I sit in the middle of the desert, and still I worry about the coastal regions! Must be a mental thing! I'm am just happy no one had any serious after effcts from all of this! The earthquake was bad enough.
     
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