You have to love the local TV news. With an approaching tsunami the KGMB news presenters have told us that we need to evacuate and get last minute supplies including gasoline (enough to last 7 days, which differs from the expert they interviewed just 30 minutues ago by about 6 days) while also telling us to stay off the roads.
It seems I've a bit of hiking to do and need to lessen the weight. What do I drop? My hiking gear or the gas can? Or the seven days food I'm supposed to carry?
I heard the civil defense siren. It was much louder than the tests although maybe that's because it's 6am and very quiet - the coqui frogs gave up hours ago. I have to admit it was an unpleasant sound and definitely one that'd attract your attention.
The tsunami is now a little less than 5 hours away. The neighbours are packing and are prepared to leave shortly - as am I.