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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

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April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii. It’s a time for all the residents to be reminded of the lives lost and the destruction experienced in Hilo, Hawaii on April 1, 1946 when a tsunami hit that city.

Ninety-six died in Hilo, with a total of 159 deaths reported in Hawaii. The damage reached $26 million.

During this month, citizens are encouraged to be aware of information regarding tsunamis, get ready and create a disaster supply kit.

This website has great information on Useful Tools, Tsunami Preparedness and Tsunami Resources:

After the terrifying scenes from last year’s tsunami in Japan, it is important for all of us to be aware and be prepared. The coastal communities in my state encourage not only the residents to know what to do and where the escape routes are, but every visitor as well.

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  1. Okay this is too weird! I just watched the episode on Hawaii Five-O last night (netflix) where the fake Tsunami was coming. I told my hubby, "I can't imagine living somewhere where I could be drowned like that."

    Saying a prayer for all of you! Hugs!

    1. My hubby and I talk about it every time we go to the coast to stay in our beach house. We know exactly what to be aware of and our escape route.
      Thanks for visiting, Jessica!
      Aloha! --Cheryl

  2. I just read where there is another one expected in Japan --worse than the one last year. Scary!!

    1. Oh my, Terri! I didn't know that. Yes, it is very scary, but I bet the people there are much more prepared and know what to look for now. I'm sure the warning system is better as well.
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      Aloha! --Cheryl

  3. Praying for you and your family to be safe. I guess tsunamis are similar to the midwest's tornadoes, in a sense that they occur in certain regions and you can't take warnings lightly. It's good that Hawaii cautions its residents. I wish all states did this regarding destructive weather patterns.

    1. Thanks, Brandi! We're not in Hawaii, but we do have a beach house on the Oregon coast. We know our escape route and all the warning signs of a tsunami.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting, Brandi!
      Aloha! --Cheryl


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