we went into town (kaunakakai) this morning. i was expecting charred lawns and bushes, blackened fences and house walls, but i was pleasantly surprised. everything looked normal, green and the people smiled as usual. unless you look at the hillside above. there are still little fires here and there (looks like volcanoes) and what is troubling is that up in the forest it's lovely big trees, in that area mostly pines, on fire.
but the danger to homes is over. thank God! and my hubby said that after a few days of rain, nature will green up in no time.