Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by dilligaf, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I know this is not the right place to put this but one of our own is right in the middle of this. UPSLifer.

    To All,

    I have contacted Ricky and Ryan.

    Ricky will be the point of contact at the Corona home.

    The phone lines in Hawaii are already being jammed. Sirens have gone off and virtually everyone knows about the impending tsunami.
    This will hit the islands starting with Hilo at around 11 AM HST. We are being updated through the hotel and the emergency civil defense system. If possible, I will contact Ricky as soon I can after the initial wave hits. However, multiple waves may hit. The state of Hawaii's infrastructure is scattered and more fragile than the mainland and any damage will probably affect all of us. I do not feel that Sheri and I are in imminent danger. We will be evacuated vertically to the 5th floor and higher. Our hotel goes up nine floors. We are currently on the 4th floor facing the ocean.

    Sheri & I are preparing what we need right now and will not be communicating further and then only a quick call or text or email or face book update to Ricky.... as this situation progresses. We need to keep lines open for emergency purpose.

    There are areas of the islands that are being evacuated as I write this. The islands are shutting down everything but emergency services - gasoline and supply stores. Most of these stores and stations will be shut down in a couple of hours.

    It has been a generation since this happened in Hawaii and 1960 when a 9.5 quake from Chile hit the islands and caused casualties and major damage to Hilo. It is very nerve racking with the sirens continuing to go off at regular intervals.

    If possible I will communicate to all when it is safe to do so.

    Please don't send any emails back - We know you all care and wish us well!

    Love to all

    Everyone please send your prayers. I will update any emails that I may get over the next few hours.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I got that same post from Lifer on my fb wall too. I wish everybody the best in this situation.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I've been plowing all morning. What the heck did I miss?
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    a plot by al gore & bho to destroy all birth records in Hi.
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    An 8.8 earthquake on the coast of Chile. The tsunami is expected to hit Hawaii at about 4pm est.
  6. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    Just an 8.8 quake in Chile and Tsunami warning for the Pacific rim 6-8 foot tall wave traveling at 500 mph. Last I heard.
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Typical American News ! I watched that video.... funny how they always cut Canada off the map..... Tsunami goes all the way to Seattle... ends and starts at Alaska again ! BS !!!!
    It will hit Vancouver Island at 13.11 PST time.

    Even during the Olympics.. in Vancouver, Canada still gets cut off the US weather maps.....

    Good luck in Hawaii.... yes that hits at 11.00
    We get good news coverage here.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Well, if you want Canadian news....go to Canada. This is the U.S. and we have mostly U.S. News.....although Chile is the bulk of our news today.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    They could have atleaST shown that green line going all the way up the North American Continent... and not break it up, as if it doesn't hit here.
  10. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    wow... and all this time I thought Canada had just disappeared..... conspiracy I tell you
  11. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Some countries can`t take a hint! :happy2:
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Klein, will you please just shut up. Not everything is about you.
  13. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Where is Canada?
  14. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    what? US news in the US? When did they start that?
  15. Hawaii50

    Hawaii50 Active Member

    However, multiple waves may hit. The state of Hawaii's infrastructure is scattered and more fragile than the mainland and any damage will probably affect all of us.

    The islands themselves have enough sustenance. Never heard of camping and fishing. Some islands have deer, oxen, goat, pig, pheaseants, turkey, duck. Not everyone needs electricity to survive. Electricity makes life easier.
  16. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I think all US news should be about Canada.
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I used to think that Tie was the most self-absorbed self-centered poster here. (No offense Tie. :peaceful:) I was wrong. He has nothing on you.
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Lol, nice! don't know how I missed that!
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Yes, doesn't look good for the pacific Islands.. (hawaii, etc).
  20. Hawaii50

    Hawaii50 Active Member

    Here we go. The news live camera shots of the Hilo Bay beach show the water level is receding. The reef is exposed. Just waiting the Tsunami waves to show up. Search Justintv for live camera feeds.