As Hurricane Flossie Nears Hawaii

August 14, 2007

Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming concern regarding my family’s safety as Hurricane Flossie heads towards Hawaii. We are all fine and well stocked on the necessities. In fact, you would never even guess that a hurricane was approaching by looking at the blue skies outside.

However, as of this morning, Hurrican Flossie was about 190 miles south-southeast of Hilo and 390 miles southeast of Honolulu moving at 11 mph. It has been downgraded to a category 2 hurricane as it heads on course towards the Big Island just after residents there were rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Monday.

We are hopeful that the hurricane will weaken further and pass by without causing too much destruction. However, Meteorologists cautioned that even a slight change of course could bring the storm closer to land. They’re asking residents to be prepared. I guess that would explain the chaos I experienced at Costco last night.

In any case, so far it’s been just another typical day in Hawaii. Mahalo again for your concern and I’ll keep you posted.

Photo courtesy of NASA  

Aloha from Pamela, Anne, Grace, Desert Songbird, La Bellina mammina, Wendy Wings, Michelle in MX, Amber, Sparky Duck, Kim, Momto3cubs, Pinks & blues girls, Dana, Christina, MamaBee (Tonya), Holly Schwendiman, Sheila, Kelly@PTT, Lissete, Melli, Deb, Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, Stacey, Renee, Summershine, and Jill

26 Comments on “As Hurricane Flossie Nears Hawaii”

August 14, 2007
8:14 pm

Jill said:

I need to pay attention to the news more closely. I didn’t know anything about this. Hope Flossie keeps getting downgraded and/or keeps her distance. Take care!!

August 14, 2007
8:28 pm

summershine said:

I’m glad it looks like the hurricane won’t be a huge danger.

August 14, 2007
8:38 pm

Renee said:

I had heard on the radio that it had been downgraded.

Glad to hear that you are prepared and will continue to pray for your safety.

Thanks for updating us.

August 14, 2007
8:48 pm

Stacey said:

Well goodness! I didn’t know about this. Oh, I hope she downgrades and downgrades and them just comes through like a rainshower. I’m here smack dab in the middle of the US and don’t worry about hurricanes–and glad for it. Well, the tornado thing, that’s the trade-off!

August 14, 2007
8:52 pm

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said:

I didn’t know either. Whatever the course that thing takes, I pray you will stay safe during it.

August 14, 2007
8:55 pm

Deb said:

I saw the news about the hurricane this morning and was thinking about you as well as our neighbors who are vacationing in Hawaii this week. I hope everything turns out well and she continues to downgrade. Take care! :)

August 14, 2007
9:10 pm

Melli said:

Wellllllll… I’m thinkin’ those blue skies are gonna be turnin’ quite GRAY pretty soon… and I think you’re in for some WET weather… regardless of her grade! I actually WISH I was there! I love a good storm!

August 14, 2007
9:34 pm

Lissete said:

I HATE hurricane season! If anything, I hope that it just brings a little rain and no damage. Stay safe.

August 14, 2007
9:50 pm

Kelly@PTT said:

Oh boy - w just ahd a big storm come through here - there are trees down and roofs gone all over the place. But a windstorm in Wisconsin is nothing like a hurricane in Hawaii.

You’re in my thoughts…

August 14, 2007
10:36 pm

Sheila said:

I’m so glad to hear things seem ok for now. I’ll continue thoughts and prayers that you all will be safe.

August 14, 2007
10:57 pm

Holly Schwendiman said:

So glad to hear…hope the next update is as good! Sending prayers…..


August 15, 2007
1:01 am

MamaBee (Tonya) said:

I’m so glad you posted this. I was thinking about you today as I watched this on the news. Its crazy on the mainland when hurricanes come so I can only imagine what its like on an island.

Please keep safe!

August 15, 2007
1:25 am

Christina said:

I hope the storm misses you completely and I just LOVE your blog design!!

A trip to Hawaii is our dream vacation.

August 15, 2007
2:00 am

Dana said:

Glad you guys seem to be safe!

August 15, 2007
2:14 am

pinks & blues girls said:

I hope you and your family are able to stay out of Flossie’s path (or at the most, only get minor wind and rain). Thank you for the update… I was thinking of you!

Jane, P&B Girls

August 15, 2007
2:51 am

momto3cubs said:

I hope it stays south of you!

A little too much excitement lately for those on the Big Island!

August 15, 2007
2:57 am

Kim said:

Praying for you and your family, stay safe, and update us again when you can! Waiting on the good news of Flossie flying away from y’all. Take care.

August 15, 2007
3:06 am

Sparky Duck said:

mahalo my friend and if I knew stay safe I would type it out. after watching the weather channel ( i told you the wife and I loved hawaii) we have realized only the big island will be really affected, but you never know.

August 15, 2007
3:43 am

Amber said:

My goodness, glad everything is ok.

BTW, you don’t have anymore Veggie Tale bib:(

if you do, give me a hollar, I wanted to get the tooth fairy pillows.

0:) Amber

August 15, 2007
3:50 am

Michelle in MX said:


August 15, 2007
4:09 am

Wendy Wings said:

Glad to hear that it has been downgraded hopefully it will continue to be. Stay safe anyway !

August 15, 2007
4:20 am

La Bellina mammina said:

I am so out of touch here unless I tune in to CNN.
Hope everything’s fine.

August 15, 2007
4:40 am

Desert Songbird said:

The best to you and yours - you’re in my prayers!

August 15, 2007
4:57 am

Grace said:

Stay safe!

August 15, 2007
10:12 pm

Anne said:

I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how things are over there. I hope it weakens too and doesn’t cause any damage. Stay safe!! Be thinking about you until it passes by.

August 16, 2007
6:10 am

Pamela said:

Heard this was downgraded to tropical storm
You going surfing? (:

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