Hey Flossie

Meet hurricane Flossie: She’s a cute lil’ thing but she’s comin’ my way. Actually, not quite my way; NOAA says she’s gonna veer just south of Kauai. We’re not under a storm warning yet. Which is good ’cause my house is right there at sea level facing open ocean. The word ‘evacuation’ was used to […]

Meet hurricane Flossie:

Hey Flossie

She’s a cute lil’ thing but she’s comin’ my way.

Actually, not quite my way; NOAA says she’s gonna veer just south of Kauai. We’re not under a storm warning yet. Which is good ’cause my house is right there at sea level facing open ocean. The word ‘evacuation’ was used to today in the town I’m just north west of, if in a vague and hypothetical way.

This could turn it a more exciting vacation that originally planned. And you know, that idea doesn’t bother me at all.

7 thoughts on “Hey Flossie”

  1. Oh good lord. First I have to worry about you forgetting an important piece of equipment while diving, now I have to worry about you challenging Flossie because you are sure you can win?

    I *know* you think you can stare down a hurricane.

    Sigh.

    Wear rubbers.

    hugs, be careful, be safe, E

  2. I just heard on NPR about Flossie heading your way. They say they’ve started evacuating. This is at 7:30 am eastern, hon. And there was an earthquake? Did you do something we should know about? 😛

  3. Current reports as of tuesday morning don’t look the least bit threatening unless you’re on the southern tip of the big island. Let’s put it this way, I’m not canceling any dives yet.

  4. Just be careful, man. Although my understanding is that surge on volcanic islands is not as hairy as along the east coast because the water is deeper, but still, hurricanes are not to be fucked with.

    We’ve got TS Dean futzing around in the Atlantic now, too. Tis the season and all.

  5. From what I understand, the predicted effects of the hurricane are huge waves and some wind damage on the southernmost part of the Big Island. The B.I. being the youngest island and Kauai the oldest, there’s some distance between the two.

    But take care. Although I can’t imagine a better place to be stranded should flights be canceled.

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