Originally Posted by Lighthouse
Kirk, what did you use to get your report out so quickly? You obviously still had/have connection to the Net.
I have been asked to ask you this so many times.
Power & phones went down immediately after the tusnami - but the Samoa Telcom Internet service remained available throughout this ordeal and we were fortunately able to get the word out with Skype & Email.
US Navy have arrived aboard a Perry Class frigate, American Red Cross has distributed lunch & dinner & water on the dock today. FEMA should arrive any time now. Still no power or water available on the dock we're sharing with 20 fellow cruisers on seven boats.
We are fine aboard Gallivanter and suffered minimal dammage compared to so many others. I've offered my services to drive a Picket Boat for the navy ship starting tomorrow morning. GO NAVY!
Please feel free to contact me for tips on how to surf a tsunami wave in shallow water with a 20 ton yacht... people seem to think I'm an expert now!