Hawaii’s geographic location and its high number of volcanic related earthquakes…make all islands vulnerable to both “distant and locally generated” tsunamis. Over the past 70 years 222 lives have been lost on Hawaii shores from powerful tsunamis generated by destructive earthquakes. In observance of Tsunami Awareness Month…and in an effort to get more people to create ...
Students at Manoa Elementary School were a bit surprised at how devastating a natural hazard can be. They were extremely interested in a presentation on emergency preparedness…given by Kevin Richards, a Natural Hazards Officer at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The students learned the importance of knowing “What to do”…and “When to do it”. Click ...