Yes, that is me, in the video below, falling and rolling down the slope. This is across the street from us. Right behind me was a sign warning to go no farther, buried in the undergrowth. If I had kept on going I would have ended up on the rocks 100 ft. below. I grabbed whatever I could get hold of to keep myself from sliding, and Terry pulled me to my feet.
I just had to get pictures, you know, and I got my camera, put on my flip-flops and ran over to a neighbor's yard across the street. I am ordinarily so cautious. But those waves were incredible. Terry got this exciting footage with his I-phone.
And these are some short videos I got. Almost worth it.
I also picked up several fire ant bites when I was on the ground. They are everywhere now. They must have been hungry to have worked so fast!
A friend advises me not to go outdoors again until this is all over. It could be a while, though, because it just keeps on raining raining raining and we have another storm coming that is still a hurricane. But I do want to live! I'm really ashamed of myself for being such a loony, when I know the danger. Some antics for a 77 year old woman!
This is a bad and dangerous storm, and we are very lucky to have the kind of civil defense we do here. It really is not possible to over prepare. There is so much damage going on. Kapoho tidepools is inundated with heavy rain and storm surge, a mess. Facebook friends can see some footage on my timeline. Just as happened two years ago with tropical storm Iselle.
I'm glad we have hurricane insurance, even though we probably won't need it this time. I'll bet you a cooky a lot of people don't have it or couldn't get it because they were too close to the water.
It's been blustery and rainy for hours and hours.