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Hawaii residents were fortunate to escape serious damage following the Tohoku Japan tsunami on March 11, 2011. There was some localized flooding, but it was nothing compared to the loss of life and property in Japan. Nearly 16,000 residents were killed when the tsunami hit, and 2,500 are still counted as missing. Click on the ...
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(From Associated Press):  A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook a southern Philippine region late Friday, injuring at least two people, damaging some buildings, knocking out power and sending hundreds of residents fleeing to safety, officials said. There was no threat of a tsunami from the quake in Surigao del Norte province which ...
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Are you ready to take that next step to ensure the safety of your family and friends during a disaster? The County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management offers free classes as part of it’s CERT training…Community Emergency Response Team. Here’s a peek at one of the three classes that need to be attended to ...
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The following story is from the U.S. Geological Survey’s “Volcano Watch”. The weekly publication is written by scientists at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. The story of HVO goes back to 1909, when a geologist named Thomas A. Jaggar visited Kīlauea for the first time. Noting the volcano’s frequent and relatively benign eruptions, fairly easy access, ...
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Over the past seventy years 222 lives have been lost on Hawaii shores from powerful tsunamis generated by destructive earthquakes. When a  tsunami is imminent, evacuation needs to occur quickly and efficiently. Kailua….and eventually other coastal communities will be getting tsunami evacuation signs that will direct residents and tourists to safe areas should evacuation be ...
Read More Tsunami Evacuation Signs Coming to Kailua