Saturday, February 27, 2010
I was up late last night so I figured I'd sleep in this morning. It's 6:24 AM right now. About 15 minutes ago a blaring siren went off.
I'd heard that there was an 8.8 earthquake in Chile last night but people didn't seem too panicked. They said there could be a tsunami but the voice of the "expert" in Hawaii sounded pretty bland.
When the siren woke me, I turned on the TV and I'm hearing the broadcasters saying constantly not to panic and to remember the aloha spirit. Tourists are being told to go up to the 4th floor or higher. The first waves are supposed to reach the Big Island by 11:19 and Oahu by 11:52.
This is sounding awfully serious. I hope it ends up being nothing but...