Monday, April 28, 2014

 

Those Kakaako condos will be filled, if they are built, but not by our people…


Example of tornado warning—this is what many people experience on the Mainland

This is a current tornado warning, still posted as of noon, HST today.

272 
WFUS54 KJAN 282058 
TORJAN 
MSC007-099-159-282145- 
/O.NEW.KJAN.TO.W.0039.140428T2058Z-140428T2145Z/ 
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED 
TORNADO WARNING 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 
358 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A 
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... 
EAST CENTRAL ATTALA COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... 
NORTHWESTERN NESHOBA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... 
WINSTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI... 
 
* UNTIL 445 PM CDT 
 
* AT 359 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO 
WAS LOCATED NEAR ZAMA...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. 
 
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. 
 
HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO. 
 
SOURCE...RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO. 
 
IMPACT...YOU ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS 
WILL BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE 
HOMES WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO HOMES... 
BUSINESSES AND VEHICLES IS LIKELY AND COMPLETE DESTRUCTION 
POSSIBLE. 
 
* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... 
STALLO AROUND 415 PM CDT. 
CENTER RIDGE AND LOUISVILLE AROUND 425 PM CDT. 
VERNON AROUND 430 PM CDT. 
MILLCREEK AROUND 435 PM CDT. 
 
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE NOXAPATER. 
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 
 
TO REPEAT...A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY 
TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE 
TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID 
WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE 
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. 
 


     
LAT...LON 3283 8932 3293 8932 3293 8934 3311 8936 
3312 8932 3311 8931 3311 8922 3316 8921 
3321 8908 3328 8882 3296 8881 
TIME...MOT...LOC 2059Z 247DEG 37KT 3293 8933 
 
TORNADO...OBSERVED 
TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE 
HAIL...1.75IN   

by Larry Geller

Looking through tweets or breaking news, I do think, often several times a day, “lucky we live Hawaii.”

TornadoThe weather on the Continent is so bad. The Northeast was pounded by repeated snowstorms this winter, resulting in damage, delays and power outages. Now there are deadly tornadoes and hail. After winter, there’s tornado season. Fires. Floods.

Climate change means more extreme weather for much of the USA and the rest of the world, and increased drought in Hawaii. Also, the number of trade wind days are predicted to be fewer.

Drought is not good, of course. Still, it’s not tornados or hail. Not yet, anyway. We arguably have a very much better climate than many people.

How long will it be before Mainlanders think of coming here to live? That is, those who have not already thought of it?

Why would they not come? Tomorrow’s newspapers will likely have photos of the destruction wreaked by tornados currently sweeping Mississippi.

Sooner or later, folks will be selling the farm and flocking over here where cars don’t have to be shoveled out of snow drifts and where the rivers (generally speaking) don’t rise much. Knock wood.

My point: those expensive condos planned for Honolulu are not for us, they’re for them. At the same time, those condos threaten our quality of life and possibly the tourist economy. They will lead to increased traffic (which also impacts quality of life and tourism).

A condo is a machine for turning land into money. HCDA is the facilitator. They make money for developers.  What have they done for us lately?

How does turning Kakaako into Hong Kong benefit any of us?

Still:  #luckywelivehawaii.

But it’s up to us to keep it that way.



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