Monday, March 14, 2011

Tsunami & Spring Break

My long crazy weekend started Thursday night when we heard the news that there had been an earthquake in Japan which triggered a Tsunami warning for Hawaii....
Anyone on the islands close enough to the water to be considered a "Evacuation Zone" was told to leave their house. Luckily for us, our house is not in one of those zones. Another family we know however, were, so we invited them over to sleep on our couch. We all slept through the Tsunami warning. Well, we tried to anyway, me and Hubby's phones went off several times throughout the night as our friends and family checked in on us to make sure we were safe! :)
As far as I know, no major waves came on base and our friends were able to go home the next morning. The one good thing that came of it, my husband got the day off work!

Public schools were already off Friday, otherwise school would have been canceled anyway. This week is Spring Break! Which means I have to figure out ways to keep the kiddos occupied, so they don't drive each other (and me) crazy! I think we will go to the park after lunch, as long as its not raining.

Did you know:
Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.

This was the second Tsunami warning we have had since I have lived here. The other was last year after the earthquake his Chili. The one and only hurricane warning was in August 2009, one week after we got here.



Trisha

2 comments:

  1. What a colorful and creative blog. And some great blogging tips too!

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  2. Wow! Why did I not realize you are in Hawaii? I'm glad that you guys were all okay. How long have you been stationed in Hawaii? Do you like it? My husband is just starting with the Air Force and we'll likely have the opportunity to go there at some point...
    Oh, and I love your say "no" to captchas! I hate it when bloggers have them turned on. I'm going to go read your post about it.

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