The headline today, (2010), in our West Hawaii Today newspaper, reflects our relief that the tsunami caused minor effects here yesterday.
Hilo, Hawaii that was expected to be hardest hit, had unusual wave patterns and swells from the tsunami but no damage that I know of.
People who evacuated low lying areas were instructed to unplug electrical appliances and turn off gas before leaving. I thought the biggest impact might be losing the contents of their refrigerators. Luckily, the all clear was sounded and they could return within a few hours.
Thanks to all for sending prayers to Hawaii and Chile and all the world in need of them.
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