And Ivan Makes Three

Hurricane Ivan
Hurricane Ivan was the third hurricane to make landfall in the Atlantic in a span of weeks. (Photo courtesy NOAA)

I’m terribly saddened to hear of the damage caused by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Ivan over the past few weeks. Hawai’i receives its fair share of damage from hurricanes – in 1992, Hurricane Iniki left two dead and over 11,000 homes damaged or totally destroyed.

I still remember so much of the few hours the wind was howling outside. My most vivid memory is of veteran KHON reporter Ray Lovell declaring, “Hurricane Iniki is heading straight for O’ahu.” It was not a particularly high note in my life.

As unpleasant as that was, I can’t imagine how terrible it must be to have not one, but three storms attack your community at almost the same time.

Please remember the people of Florida in your prayers, and give generously if you’re able.