July 30th, 2013
It depended wea you was but Tropical Storm/Depression Flossie either packed a punch or hit like a girl. Ok, maybe not like a girl cause some wahines actually have some knockout power but sadly, like a fight, there are always two sides of da tape to tell da tale.
Being indoors for 90% of da weather phenomenon, I couldn't tell whether it was bad or not. I work in a basement wit no windows so I couldn't visually see da weather changing and wen I got a chance to go upstairs it was actually.... sunny.
Wassup Wit Dat!
At pau hana time it was barely drizzling and I was wondering if Flossie had totally broken up. Wen I got home, it still wasn't raining and in fact, I got more wet driving into work than I did going home. Once inside da hale, we were watching da news and all da havoc Flossie could muster and it looked bad but I kept wondering wen it was going to hit "us".
I gotta admit, da news coverage and social media surah went nuts! It was like information overload wea as before we couldn't get enough information. I was glad dat da tv media was actually letting NOAA do their job and let them report da status of Flossie instead of da "news" making a story out of it. It was amazaing to get info straight from da horse's mouth.
All through da late afternoon into evening into late night, there wasn't a single indication dat a tropical watevah was rolling though - at least wea I live in Pearl City. It's not dat I'm extremely grateful it didn't affect us compared to wat we've seen on da news, but it's like waiting to yell "Surprise!" - you wait and wait and wait and if by chance it doesn't happen, you're like a deflating balloon.
I guess dis was a rare "good" WWD! for us personally.
Were you prepared for Tropical Storm/Depression Flossie? Do you have a survival kit? We all knew about the weather approaching - did you get your provisions early, da day before or dat day? Are you only worried about hurricanes? Wat did you tink about da actions of da State?
It's like they say, it gets bettah every time and it's nice to see dat da "professionals" are improving.
Now if we could only get people to drive akamai in situations like 'dis instead of like maniacs we wouldn't have uku-hundreds of accidents WHILE da storm was approaching causing traffic nightmares and anxiety for those on da road....... 🙄