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From: "William Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Airyuns OK?
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 22:46:31 -0500
Glad to hear you are ok. Sad about the store but just so long as everybody
ok. Bill Smith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
To: "Bob and Kathleen Hudson" <>
Cc: <>; "Fern Estes" <>;
"Claudia Doyle" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Airyuns OK?
> Well folks, we just now have power restored.
> It has been an amazing day and started off with a bang - as you know. We
> are hemmed in on the Hamakua Coast - in between the gulches and the
> landslides. Not sure how long we will be homebound, but we will see?
> Vasser had spent the night on the north end of the island in a community
> called Hawi - which is where the second earthquake was. He is fine, just
> spoke with him - but, the roads are all out there, also. He is staying
> with family friends, so don't have to worry in his regard.
> First reports and it sure felt that way - was that the first quake was
> nineteen miles off of Laupahoehoe - which is where I am. That was
> initially what telephone calls were telling me. We never did lose
> telephone service - just other utilities - so, the land lines were our
> Then reports were coming in that the first 6.6 quake was six miles off of
> Puako - on the west side of the island and about twenty miles from my
> My boutique is in the center of the island in upcountry Waimea and reports
> are that the store was destroyed. I am unsure when I will be able to get
> there and evaulate the store's condition and confirm the dismal reports.
> But will, as soon as the landslide areas are safe. Area reports are that
> heavy rains with flood conditions are in store for Monday and Tuesday.
> Dangerous conditions when you combine boulders larger than cars and heavy
> rains. So, we are staying put until it is safer to get out.
> My home is a vintage home and built up off of the ground - so, the quake
> shook it like a matchbook on stilts. My husband; Scott was already up and
> mingling around in the detached garage when the quake hit. I of course,
> was still sleeping away - well, until 7:07AM, that is.
> I thought the damned quake would last forever, folks. Threw me out of the
> bed and without my glasses? I have to laugh to myself now about it all.
> But at the time that it hit? Pretty damned scarey. Lots of damages to my
> loved antiques and home furnishings, but structurally I believe we are
> So, that is the jest of it all. Lucky, very lucky that there are no
> reported deaths. The hospital by our home has been evacuated, military
> helicopters, life flights seen zooming in front of our home and ambulances
> and fire engines heard on the Kona side.
> Bottom line is that paradise escaped danger - it could have been really
> awful in a more populated area.
> Thanks for your thoughts and will keep you updated.
> Bernie Moore-Knowles
> Papa'aloa, Hawai'i
> "I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
> question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob and Kathleen Hudson
> To: Bernie Moore-Knowles
> Cc: Fern Estes
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 1:58 PM
> Subject: Airyuns OK?
> Don't expect you can answer this soon but do so when you can. I know that
> quake was nearly in your lap. Bob
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