My heart aches for my beloved Big Island. I am so thankful that all my friends and loved ones are safe, but there is a lot of damage and a lot of people are suffering from it. I pray for them and hope that they will recover from their loses soon. It will take determination and faith. To those in Japan, I can't even imagine your loss and suffering. God Bless you all.
Alii Drive damage to street
Water coming over the sea wall on Alii, the peir is under water, it has been condemned.
When the surge pulled back out..
All that's left of the beautiful koa wood restaurant and bar at the Kona Inn
The ocean front restaurant at The King Kamehameha -
They just completed a total renovation 7 months ago of the whole hotel. The ground level of the hotel is destroyed. It's a landmark in Kona and is a true symbol of the ALOHA of our island, now this...
House floating in Keahou Bay
Car and rubbish strewn on shore in Keahou Bay
If you want to really see how it was in Kona along Alii Drive, watch this video. A tourist from England took it - he was NUTS to be out there, but it is amazing footage. The wall that the water is pouring over is about 8 feet down to the normal water level on the other side. It was level to the top and pouring over, no wonder the pier is under water.