Here in Hawai’i, our weather is usually pretty nice. The
temperatures rarely go the extremes. We hardly ever see a
tornado. And it’s been over ten years since the last
hurricane (crosses fingers).
But every once in awhile, nature reminds us just how
insignificant humans are. Over the last few days, we’ve been
hit by heavy rains, including thunder and lightning. On
Kaua’i, over a 24-hour period, 18 inches (about 46cm) of rain
fell. Flooding in the usual areas has occurred and traffic
gets really bad as people slow down due to limited
That said, Hawai’i wouldn’t be as green as it is without
the rain; so I’m not complaining. Especially now that the sun
is coming up in a glorious display of orange, blue, and purple
colors painted across the sky.