The local news networks are going nuts with the news of the approaching tsunami and there's so much disinformation or complete ignorance that it's making my blood boil. The latest is that there will be a twelve foot-wave and given this is the home of surfers all that'll do is encourage the local surfers to go out and surf the tsunami.
Don't do it. You'll die. A tsunami is not a wave - at least not the way you think of a wave.
It's about 30 minutes before the warning sirens go off, they're due to start at 6am. I wont hear them because the nearest one is miles away but that doesn't matter. My car is fueled, I've packed enough gear to live for a few days and the cats are in easy reach - at least for now. Soon after that I expect civil defense and the police to come by asking us to evacuate. So I'm taking a shower now!
The first waves won't get here for quite a few hours and I really hope that I'll be back here on Sunday moaning about the warnings. In any case, the first wave should be here at 11:19 am HST or about 9:20pm UK time.