After spending all day and all night yesterday in anticipation of Hurricane Flossie coming to the Big Island, she thankfully decided not to pay us a visit!
We spent yesterday bracing for the worst as we kept up with Hurricane Flossie weather updates on the television local news. The stations were breaking into scheduled programing on the hour to give updates to the public. From an expected path getting closer to the South Point of the Big Island, the worst was to arrive at 12:00 noon yesterday, then it was pushed back to 3:00 then 7-8 p.m. It was stalled off the Big Island and trying to reform its "eye" but eventually it was downgraded from a category 3, to a 2 than a 1, and finally a tropical storm.
My husband joked that the updates were as bad a waiting for the results of election returns to come in. Yesterday it was the suspenseful waiting and anticipation that exhausted us.
The National Weather Service cancelled the tropical storm warning and a flood watch for the Big Island at 5 a.m. today.
We want to send out a sincere heartfelt "mahalo" to everyone who was concerned and sent good thoughts and prayers for everyone here in Hawaii -- the combined forces of good was enough to dissolve Flossie away. Thank you.
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