The Aftermath of Japan!

Real Estate Agent with Elite Pacific Properties Maui R(S)54097

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

Cell: 808-280-2208


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Steven C. Nickens RS-54097  GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

34 Wailea Gateway, suite A-204

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

Cell: 808-280-2208

24 Years Selling Maui Real Estate


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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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Steven, the horror of what is happening is almost surreal when watching it on TV. I cannot imagine. I am glad that the residents of Hawaii were spared anything horrific. It is a stark realization that we are at the mercy of the earth.

Mar 14, 2011 03:45 AM #1
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Steven - At times like this one has to stop and think how lucky most of us are as we watch natural disasters take place in other countries around the globe.

Mar 14, 2011 08:49 AM #2
RhondaHeaslip NanaimoRealEstate
RE/MAX of Nanaimo - Nanaimo, BC

Steven, I was thinking of you and am so glad all is okay with you and yours. My prayers are with the Japanese, too, as they face this horrific ordeal. Thank you for updating us all.

Mar 14, 2011 11:19 AM #3
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
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Thanks for your post and it's good to hear that everything is allright in Hawaii.


Mar 14, 2011 11:37 AM #4
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I feel so bad for those poor people over there, and now with the snow too!  We are in a precarious position here in Hawaii if things get ugly with their nuclear reactors.  Take care and have a good weekend.

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