Living on Maui and experiencing the tidal wave was a shocker on Maui. We have hurricanes coming through Hawaii, but Maui has always been spared, not so with Kauai. But this tidal wave really woke up the Maui residents. My daughter called me to give me the heads up on what happen in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami watch.
I thought I better get a few things in town and fill up my gas tank. I always thought some day this would be a reality, we were due for a tsunami. The last one was in the 50's, so I felt that I needed to take this serious. So before heading home to higher ground in Haiku, I joined the gas lines of concerned Mauian's. Everyone was polite, but moving about their business.
Driving through Paia( beach town) with my wife, the sirens were going off, making it real that lives could be in danger. So we all wake up to the news the next morning and the reports are coming in, it could have been worst. Big Island home washed a way, Maui harbors took a pounding. Water rising into Kahului town, but nothing to serious. My heart goes out to Japan, they really took a beating. Flooding, lost of lives, and now their nuclear reactors.
My hope and prayers go out to Japan. We have lots of friends with strong family connections with Japan. It shows how life can be so fragile,and nature can be so brutal. Pray for Japan, for restoration and healing.
Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR
Elite Pacific Properties