Monday, August 29, 2016, 8 A.M. HST
I spend a lot of time on the North Shore of Kauai. Hanalei Bay is the most beautiful place in the world.
This is especially true for a kid from the Bronx. Back in 1992, I was ten-years-old living in my parents' apartment on Wallace Avenue. Totally oblivious to what was about to happen on the Garden Isle. This was way before Sympile, Google, Facebook, Twitter. Cellphones were known as "bricks" because they were about the same size. And email was only used by a few geeks.
The time frame is important because on September 5, 1992, Hurricane Iniki came blasting through Kauai.
I spoke to a people who lived through Iniki, pretty scary I hear. Unlike an earthquake, you know a hurricane is coming, you just don't know how bad it's going to be. And so you sit around and wait. And pray.
At Sympile, we're tracking this double whammy of hurricanes that are heading this week towards Hawaii. Madeline, according to the latest National Weather Report, looks like it's going to pass to the south of the Hawaiian Isles.
Hopefully, Madeline will go much further south than it currently looks.
Hurricane Lester is a couple of days behind. And according to the National Hurricane Center, the probable path is going to take Hurricane Lester slightly to the north of the Hawaiian Isles.
Let's hope Hawaii is spared.
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