Anyway, last year came Iselle, the strongest tropical storm to land on the Big Island in recorded history. Damages totaled $80 million throughout the state, with Puna getting the brunt of the bill. However, no one was killed on the island (one died on Kauai). Then, soon thereafter, Hurricane Julio at 120 MPH, which fizzled before reaching land. But the fear factor was real.
This is a big deal in the state, and tourism officials are concerned, plus, of course, the people of the Big Island, too. Pahoa? As far as I know, no known cases of dengue fever.
And here is the part that puzzles me. My posting earlier this month of ABOUT THAT DENGUE FEVER OUTBREAK IN HAWAII indicated that there could well be, annually, up to 100,000,000...or 100 million...dengue incidents around the world. In not one newspaper nor magazine nor TV news report has that figure been stated. Sure it might well only be 50 million, depending on who you ask, but 181 versus tens of million? Pahoa is not suffering from pestilence. On other hand, how many of you realized dengue is also into major portions of the USA?