Update For my Family & Friends!
While still a bit sensationalized by the media but accurate for large areas of the Island of Hawai’i, forces of Hurricane Iselle rolled over The Big Island with varying degrees of damage. (Oh, NBC; please take note from ABC and call the Island of Hawai’i, “The Big Island” or “The Island of Hawai’i“; not “the main Island“) 😉
We received much stronger winds than our usual, and powerful gusts were pushed through Waikoloa with force! But in our little sheltered “cradle”, we had no major issues unlike those on the East, South, and North areas of the Island.
I understand that Kona is now getting quite a bit of wind and rain on the West, too!
The inches upon inches of rain that have hit and are hitting other parts of the Island went around us, due in large part to the Mauna Kea mountain shadow effect!
Not such a bad thing to be nestled close to the base of a nearly 14,000 foot tall mountain! 😀 Now we watch Hurricane Julio, and see where the “winds” carry!
Surprisingly, I didn’t see or hear news in the media of the ~Mag 4.5 Earthquake that occurred in Kohala at ~6:21am on Thursday morning the 7th of August!
I would have had to be really “out-of-it” to have missed this one!
This was the first time in a long time that I felt one here at our house, let alone one this strong. It shook the house well enough to knock over a few items and REALLY got the Cats’ attentions!!! 😮
Ras had an unusually large diameter tail for a few seconds following the shimmy. It took both Ras and Electra a few more seconds to decide that dashing for cover was not necessary, and they went back to policing the garage for critters. 😎