Hawaii vacation rentals are a long way from Chile, but could the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Santiago mean a tsunami for the Big Island?
The Wall Street Journal reported that The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was watching the island closely. Waters had receded, a sign that a wave could be coming, but then returned to normal levels, the newspaper said.
In the meantime, Hawaiians and tourists have been asked to evacuate to higher ground, with Hilo residents on intense alert due to their location on the southeastern end of the Big Island, where the tsunami was predicted to hit.
If any Hilo folks would like to chime in about the situation, please contact Check-In, Check-Out on Twitter @checkincheckout, and please be safe.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.