Monday, November 19, 2012

Super Storm Sandy's Hawaiian "Refugees"

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are being felt at another ocean some 5,000 miles away, on the sandy beaches of Hawaii. Still without power and with homes devastated, well-off residents of the Northeastern Seaboard have fled to the tropical climate and warm waters of the Extreme West Coast. Maui and Oahu (Waikiki) have seen most of the uptick, with hotels running at pretty much full capacity, but Kauai and the Big Island have also extended an aloha to Easterners. Of course, most of those impacted by Sandy remain with the grey sands and fridgid air of New Jersey and environs. Hawaiians, and everyone else, are encouraged to send aloha and donations to the American Red Cross. Every offering will make someone's Thanksgiving that much better.