The darkness came upon us last night. Oahu lost power to over 900,000 residents. Mom and I went out onto the porch to see the extent of the power outage. It was wide and far. We could only see lights at the hospital and airport. I know they have backup generators, so this must have been the reason they retained power.
It was an amazing sight to see. We are so used to looking down at Waikiki and seeing lights for miles to come. The clouds loomed over us and it was just pitch black. The Fisher House was unprepared and only a few people had flash lights with working batteries. We were able to round up one Coleman lantern which was electrically charged, but that didn't last long. Since no candles are allowed in the home, we all seemed to retire to bed early and looked forward to the morning light.
2011 Palm Coast Great Strides Walk
5 years ago