Tsunami Preparedness and Safety Information for Hilo?
Aloha! Do you know that Hawaii is one of the most unique locations in the world for studying tsunami effects? According to the International Tsunami Information Center, there have been 135 confirmed tsunamis recorded since 1812, and 60 percent of them have occurred in Hilo. Our teams in Hawaii and Maui respond to storm damage emergencies every year and offer this information on tsunami preparedness and safety from the National Weather Service:
Local Earthquake – May cause you to fall or have difficulty standing. This is a natural tsunami warning. Initially, protect yourself from earthquake effects. When the shaking stops, leave the evacuation zones immediately.
Urgent Tsunami Warning – Possible tsunami generated by a significant earthquake in local waters. Sirens will sound. Turn on the radio. If an urgent tsunami warning is announced, leave the evacuation zones immediately.
Tsunami Watch – A significant earthquake has occurred. Tsunami approach is not confirmed but is possible. No siren sounding. Prepare for a possible upgrade to a tsunami warning.
Tsunami Warning – Tsunami approach confirmed. Sirens will sound. Monitor the radio. Be prepared when evacuation is advised or ordered by civil defense.
Tsunami Evacuation - Sirens will sound. Turn on the radio. Those in tsunami evacuation zones must begin evacuation when the order is issued by civil defense.
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If you have storm damage in your Hilo home or commercial business, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!
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