Hawaii: Flowers at Home Depot. (Photo by Gigi)
Recently, I was at the computer when I heard a siren, which never wavered. It seemed to come from a Civil Defense device far away, and I could not pinpoint its exact location.
Is it a nuclear attack? Is it a tsunami? Should we evacuate to higher ground or to a shelter?
I clicked on the Internet newspaper, but there was absolutely no written warning whatsoever. I didn’t want to turn on the TV or radio, because it might wake up our tenant or neighbors, who were still asleep.
Yeah, the siren didn’t disturb anybody but me.
Well, I did nothing more. The siren eventually stopped.
Then, I later read that people in Hawaii Kai reported a malfunctioning Civil Defense siren. So, I suppose such was the case here. Thank goodness, it was a false alarm and nothing serious.
I probably wouldn’t have evacuated, anyhow. Fearless, complacent (and foolish) Gigi.