Saturday, December 13, 2008

"Not So Beautiful Week"

In a place that the weather tends to always be sunny and warm, this week has certainly been an exception. Overall, this season has been much rainier than the past winters we have spent in Hawaii...i knew something was up when i looked down at my skin and noticed it is the whitest i have been in over 2 years!

We had our yearly storm this week..(i say that, because i can count 2 since we have been here). Lightning, thunder,wind and rain...the works, if you can call it that. The same storm at home probably wouldn't have even got anyone talking, but it pretty much devastated the island. The joke is when it rains, life stops. No one knows how to drive in it, and heaven forbid it thunder a few times with some lightning! But all the same, rain here is equivalent to snow in Asheboro--its like they are totally unprepared for it. Of course much of it has to do with the elevation being at sea level --but wow. We have power outages, business and school closings, road collapses and closings, terrible traffic and major flooding all over. Here are some pics.

the road connecting our house to our closed indefinitely

North Shore gas station

North Shore, Haleiwa Boat Harbor

Mudslide on Highway

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Wowsers! Just a little rain, and everything around you looks like that? That's kinda scary!