Riding out a tsunami, One woman&#39;s accounts of living terror
On April Fools Day of 1946, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the sea off the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
About 6 a.m. that same morning, the shock wave caused a tsunami in the Hawaiian Islands. Ann Bordelon, her husband, the late Guy Bordelon, who was in the Navy stationed in Hawaii, and the couple's oldest son Michael were on the island of Maui.
The Bordelon family, and two other families, were staying in a large, old house that belonged to a Hawaiian senator, Ann Bordelon said.