Hawaii tsunami

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hawaii50, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Hawaii50

    Hawaii50 Active Member

    Here comes another tsunami. Will be 2 foot waves or much bigger like the ones in Japan. If the large like ones in Japan? Who ever sorts packages for Hawaii. Don't worry about it, becuase the planes will be delayed be because the airport and main HUB is right next to the ocean.
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    My daughter & grandson packed up the dogs and they have gone to higher ground......schools are all closed. It doesn't sound like homes along Farrington Hwy will be at all safe. Our home there is close to the ocean (within a mile) but upward of the ocean.....hope it's high enough.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I hate to admit it, but after seeing the damage in Japan my first thought was:

    Obama will borrow money from Japan and then give it to Japan as aid.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That was actually your first thought?
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    OK, second thought. My first thought was, "Wow, that's a big wave".


    (I said "I hate to admit it".....)
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I have a co-worker on vacation in HI.
    Hope he and his family are ok.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Friends have told me that Hawaii sucks if there are tsunami warnings out. You may as well be in prison.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    hello, it's an island, you're always a prisoner !!
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    For me & mine it was a non-event. I had the traffic cam. on Farrington Hwy. on my puter and no water.....except rain sprinkles. Thank goodness.
     
  10. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Your daughter and family have been on my mind. Good to know that everything is okay.
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    These friends I speak of were there a couple of years ago during a tsunami warning and according to them they were herded up to the top floors of their hotel and weren't allowed to leave for like a half a day. Couldn't even go to the bar. Damn near ruined their whole vacation. That would be like being in prison to me. :-)
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If I was tsunami-threatened in Hawaii, I'd want to be holed up in Leonard's Malasadas place or any Zippy's on Oahu.
     
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    don't forget that earthquakes are caused by global warming
     
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I'm glad they got off unscathed.
    Japan did not get off so easy,
    this little video blows me away

    [video=youtube;4coi8rgULZ4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coi8rgULZ4[/video]
     
  15. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I think Lifer is there now also.
     
  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    My wife and kids stopped by a local sub shop last evening and while eating the TV was showing the horror the folks in Japan were living. My wife noticed a man crying and she finally went over to check on him. She learned that the man's young daughter had flown into Japan Friday morning but the plane was diverted to another airport somewhere else and that his daughter was all alone in the airport, knows no one and no where to go. As a father of 3 daughters I can empathize (as my wife did) with what this man might be going through. Everyone in the sub shop including the owners came over and sat with the man assuring him all would be fine and thankfully he got a call that arrangements were made, his daughter was safe and as soon as could be arranged she is going return home.

    So many stories this morning are not going to have such happy endings and we don't know the full impact even yet. Life goes on for us but right now even with all our troubles here, compared to those folks we got it made. For us, we want life to get back to some measure of normal, whatever normal is, they just hope for a return to life!
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The pictures from Japan just make my jaw drop. I'm on a different coast, but I keep thinking, "That's my ocean."

    I get notification by e-mail from the USGS and the aftershocks from Honshu are bigger than some major EQs in the world. They keep coming in at 6.7, 6.5, 6.4, etc. The shaking just doesn't stop. Each time makes things more and more unstable.

    After seeing all the damage done by water, I keep thinking about the cleanup..OMG !!
     
  18. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    And the news only gets worse
     
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Wkmac, the little star under your post said I had to spread around rep before I could give it to you....screw the little star.

    Very good post, as the father of two daughters I can also identify with the man. I probably would have been sobbing if one of my girls was going to Japan and everything was fine there.

    I'm very thankful everyday for the life I have and hope for that to continue, but life can (and does for some) change in the blink of an eye.
     
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I live within the 10 mile radius of a nuclear power plant (San Onofre) and they have mailed iodine pills to all residents within that circle. It doesn't seem like much protection.........