We’re nowhere near Halloween, but a few days ago the State of Hawaii made public one of the scariest reports I’ve read in a long time. It’s the All-Hazards Preparedness Improvement Action Plan and Report, issued by a team led by Brigadier General Kenneth S. Hara, Deputy Adjutant General for the State of Hawaii Department of Defense. Commissioned in response to the false missile … [Read more...] about New report questions whether State of Hawaii is prepared for any major disaster, much less nuclear attack
1. On Sept. 8, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced that Hawaii would receive federal grant money for tsunami preparation. How much money will Hawaii be getting? A. $375,093 B. $400,762 C. $550,025 D. $625,477 E. $750,163 2. In its Sept. 11 story on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s lack of transparency in regards to its recent layoffs and buyouts, Honolulu Civil Beat … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii’s recent tsunami preparation federal grant?
UPDATE: At 3:24 Hawaii time, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center downgraded the Watch to an Advisory: BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER...SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT BEACHES AND IN … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Hawaii under Tsunami Watch following 8.3 earthquake in Santiago, Chile
At 5:46pm the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for Hawaii, following a massive 8.2 earthquake earlier today off the coast of Chile. Here's the meat of the Advisory: BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER... SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Issues Tsunami Advisory For Hawaii Following Chilean 8.2 Quake
UPDATE, 3:40pm HST: The Maui News is reporting that disaster officials are still evaluating the tsunami threat to Hawaii and hope to announce their report by 5pm. PREVIOUS STORY: At 1:47pm Hawaii time, an 8.2 earthquake struck Chile, about 62 miles off the coast of Iquique, according to the most recent Pacific Tsunami Warning Center report available. A tsunami warning and … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Massive Chilean Quake May Pose Tsunami Risk To Hawaii