Flossie came and went, leaving behind teardrops and not devastation. Add to that a few rattles from earthquakes, the alert about a possible tsunami, and the dubious brushfires, and it was quite a week for Mother Nature in Hawaii. It could have been a week of biblical relevance if we had just seen a few locusts or frogs in our midst.
Nonetheless, everything that happened last week was thankfully a benign warning. It's not hard to stock up on water or batteries, just in case. Those are items you can use even if nothing comes to pass with troubling weather. But what about evacuation plans, what about finding shelter, what about the family pets, what about the elders?