It seems that wherever I go, the waters arrive. I'm on the north shore of Kauai which is a disaster area following heavy rains. I've been stuck way up in Haena for a couple of days after the bridge above Princeville went out. Today, I managed to squeek over the bridge and am spending the night in Princeville, but can't make it past Kilauea because the only road out is washed out. Listening to the radio, we learned that at least 7 people are missing (perhaps 11 according to my friend Larry Loganbill who talked to me via cell from Moloaa Bay), and at least 4 houses have disappeared.
We've heard that people on the north shore are hoarding gasoline, which is funny since there's no where to go! We're hoping that tourists and residents alike stay put, relax, and wait this one out in a cooperative way.
Yesterday I interviewed a 15 year old girl named Anna who talks about kids on the island with developmental disabilities (I'll podcast asap). I hope to meet local musician Sashamon tomorrow to talk about his music and post on the WKNH (College Radio) web page. His local Kauai styled music is terrific and worth a listen!