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BurntOrange

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:07:02 AM

A Hawaii woman was thankful to be alive Tuesday after an enormous sinkhole opened up and swallowed her pickup truck — with her still inside.
Velma Deluz of Paauilo was driving to work on the Big Island after a weekend of major rainstorms when Pohakea Mauka Road shifted and gave way Monday morning, the state's civil defense office said.
"When I made the turn, the road just sucked me right in, and then I just fell in," Deluz told NBC station KHNL of Honolulu. "I tried to climb out through the window because it fell on its side."

Deluz said she suffered minor rib injuries but was otherwise all right.
The driving rains continued throughout the day Monday, setting a Dec. 30 record of 5.51 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:58:29 PM

Driving in severe weather can be dangerous anywhere.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:51:25 PM

Scary incident - something to keep in mind when rain has been heavy!
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:52:01 PM

That's a bit too much excitement for me. Glad she was ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:39:14 AM

I bet she made a mess
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:36:27 AM

that would suck
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:04:34 AM

Homer says dooooooh.
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Samo1961
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:01:52 AM

This is one way I would not want to go.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:56:55 AM

THAT was a surprise..
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:22:48 AM

I would love to see a sinkhole swallow the HIGH GAS PRICES.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:45:11 PM

ugly
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ROCKERDUDE
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:20:49 PM

Why all the sink holes now?!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:49:41 PM

scary
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:29:45 PM

Don't you just hate when that happens.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:46:10 PM

That was a scary story and this lady is very lucky!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:39:30 PM

Lucky lady
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:37:19 PM

These sinkholes seem to happen as often as train wrecks! lol...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:16:08 PM

Be a great start to 2014 if a sinkhole would swallow Washington D.C.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:13:52 PM

And this has to do with gas pump prices? Must be a slow news day.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 6:40:57 PM

You never see this kind of thing coming.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:30:41 PM

Glad she is safe
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:14:01 PM

This is what happens when you live on an Island with an active volcano.
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leemun
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:33:55 PM

Global warming is to blame, no doubt.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:06:13 PM

That's not good for the driver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:46:34 PM

Good for her bad for her truck.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:38:02 PM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:06:13 PM

Yikes
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:52:25 PM

Lucky lady! What a way to end a year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:33:46 PM

Incredible to survive this and LUCKY to be alive.

Keep your collision insurance paid in full! You never know.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:28:26 PM

Lucky to be alive.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:28:04 PM

Many sinkholes in Florida right now. Swallowing several homes at one time.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:05:12 PM

Blame it on fracking, wait there is no oil in Hawaii, Never mind !!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:03:39 PM

island starting to go back into the ocean??? Lots of news stories about sinkholes everywhere....makes you wonder...
nder...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:01:33 PM

Making it out alive is a good way to start the new year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:52:56 PM

solar causing sinkhole ????? amazing
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:49:46 PM

Scary!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:43:40 PM

Sinkholes don't have a lot to do with the price of gas, but what's wrong with a smile to give the New Year a positive start?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:18:53 PM

talk about having "a bad hair day"
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:18:40 PM

Thankful indeed, scary
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Hawaii?? who would have thunk it
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:07:17 PM

She's lucky to be alive.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:59:51 AM

gas $2.99 in round rock
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:59:49 AM

wow! Glad she is out!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:59:32 AM

and this relates to gas prices how?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:49:59 AM

egads! I'm glad she was lucky and survived.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:48:58 AM

Yikes!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:44:29 AM

What do sink hole do too gas prices ?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:30:02 AM

this has nothing to do with gas prices
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:21:28 AM

The entire Hawaiian Island chain is constantly growing every second. Swallowing roads, cars, and houses, is one thing that the Hawaiian Volcanos do very well.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:16:15 AM

this has nothing to do with gas prices
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