Saturday, February 27, 2010
We woke up to air sirens at 6am this morning. Shortly after, had a phone call suggesting we pack a bag and some food and head to Lihue to higher ground. A Tsunami is expected to hit the islands at about 11am Hawaiian time, which is 2pm Edmonton time. We are still waiting in our condo as some reports tell us to leave and others say to stay put. We are not in the evacuation zone, but are about a ten minute walk to the beach. Some have left to go get more information from a big hotel nearby. Most people have packed up and headed out to Lihue. Our rental manager asked us to pray for the islands. They really don't know what to expect in magnitude at this point. The Tsunami will hit The Big Island first and then Kauai about 50 minutes later.
I decided to post some pictures while we sit around and wait.... we are all very burnt and have never burnt like this before! Josiah has blisters on his face and Micah's eyes are swollen. So I figured posting in Black and White would look better. We had decided we would be staying out of the sun today and now we have no choice as the beaches are closed, the stores are closed and well.... everything is closed or soon to be closed.
Of course, I would love to be able to watch it all happen, but I won't! I would love to take pictures, but I won't!
I will try to update and let people know what actually happens. Keep us and everyone in Hawaii in your prayers!