I am sand bagging in Honolulu due to heavy Monsoons with flooding. I am high and dry but many are not. The birds that live in our trees and are usually chirping, now are very quite. It is all a bit eerie. Seems the storms are coming in from the equator and are hitting us now. It is lovely living in the tropics, it is all part of life here. We need the rains, just not all at once.