Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami

Aloha, dear readers.  The tsunami arrived around 3 a.m., but it did not hit with overwhelming force that we know of so far.  Some boats and harbors sustained damage, and a restaurant on the island of Oahu was destroyed.  Hawaii is just now beginning to go out and assess the shoreline areas.  The tsunami warning has not been lifted yet, but I expect it will be in the next few hours. I sincerely appreciate all of your concerns for my well-being.  Our local authorities were well organized with getting information out and it seems like most people embraced the aloha spirit and cooperated with the men and women in charge. We still have roads closed and I don't believe the airport is allowing flights just yet.  My thoughts and prayers now turn toward Japan.  Mahalo.

33 comments:

Cennetta said...

Glad everyone is all right. Stay safe.

Angela said...

Oh glad to hear!! Stay safe!

Irene said...

So good to know that you and your family are all right!

Karyn said...

So happy to hear that! I've been thinking about you all morning.

JoanneM said...

Stay safe.
We are headed to Oahu in 24 hours........We hope it is okay....
Yes Japan is in our prayers....

Gorgeous Things said...

I'm so glad to hear you're all fine. The news reports indicated it wasn't too awful in HI, and it's good to hear you confirm that.

One of our best friends has in-laws in Tokyo. I pray for them and everyone else in Japan.

Trudy Callan said...

So glad you are all all right.

Vanessa said...

I am relieved to hear you are well. I heard about the tsunami late today, and so I have been amiss of things. My prayers are for everyone affected by this tragedy.

Home's Jewels said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering how you were doing. My boys are due to go to a youth retreat at Cannon Beach (and I know you know where that is) leaving today until Sunday and have been glued to the internet. They are expecting 2-4 ft higher seas in the area. I think all will be fine. But what a devastating situation for Japan :(

KID, MD said...

Thanks for posting and letting us know all is well there. I'm so glad!

Omega said...

Glad all is well there, my toughts & prayers go out to Japan and for your continued safety.

Eugenia said...

Shannon, I am so glad to hear that you are safe and well. Thanks for reassuring us.

Karin said...

I am glad to hear that you are all OK. My thoughts also turn to Japan now.

Sheila said...

Glad to know all is ok.

Karin van D. said...

I am so happy to know that you and your loved ones are alright. Thanks for letting us know!

gwensews said...

So glad HI is safe. What a scare! Blessings to all who have gone through this disaster.

Uta said...

That must have been scary. I'm glad you and your family are safe!

Lori said...

Thanks for the update, I had been thinking about you today.

Julia said...

You were my first thought when I first heard about the tsunami hitting Hawaii. I am glad to know you are ok. I pray that the damage and loss of life in Japan is not as large as they are predicting. Blogging makes this a small world.

Rachelle said...

Thanks so much for the update. So glad you and your family are safe.

Sherry said...

So glad to hear Hawaii has been spared and you are fine! We only had a small sea level change here in NZ. Such a terrible disaster for Japan.

Caroline said...

Oh wow, I didn't realize hawaii was affected, but of course it would be. Glad you are safe.

Summer Flies said...

Good to hear somewhere was spared a huge disaster.
Thoughts go to Japan now.

Rosy said...

Glad you are well, do not get much news here that part of the world. There is more information online than in the news.

Shari said...

Good to hear that your safe. My Thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are fine. Alaska got some high waves and strong currents going through the Passes/Straits all along the coast but no major damage. My thoughts are with the people of Japan.
AnnetteAK

Lisette M said...

I'm so glad to hear you are all safe. My first thoughts when I heard were of you.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Thanks for letting us know that you're fine...glad that the damage was minor...and you're right our thoughts and prayers need to turn to the people of Japan and the devastation that they are now going through.

Kyle said...

Thanks for keeping us all posted--so glad you and your family are safe!

sonoemi said...

I am glad to hear that you are well!

j.kaori said...

Thank you for letting us know you and your family are ok. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as well --- thankfully, our family there is ok.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

So happy to hear you are safe :)

Myra said...

Shannon, I'm very happy you and your family are safe!