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Hawaii Tsunami Warning

27 Feb

Epugachev

You probably saw we are expecting a tsunami this morning. It is expected to hit Hilo at about 11:05 Hawaii time.  Right now it looks like the waves will be 5-6 feet. Officials say 5′ in Hilo is nothing to sneeze at. The waves bounce around in their harbor and can do a lot of damage. About 30,000 people are in the evacuation zone there. We are 6 miles upland of the evacuation area and on the Northwest side of the island, so we are in a good place.

On the news they said that hotel guests in the evacuation area are placed in rooms above the third floor. That would not make me feel safe.

Some people with boats are going out to sea a mile or so. It is safe there, as long as they don’t come in until all clear. That would be very interesting to see and I don’t think that would make me feel safe either. It would be great to see a boat if you happened to be carried out to sea.

Please send prayers to all of us here and in Chili and everywhere people are challenged.

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Hawaii Tsunami Warning

  1. Robin

    February 28, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Are you and your family all right? I was relieved to hear that it wasn’t as bad as predicted, but that doesn’t mean it was a piece of cake. Take care!

     
    • purplume

      March 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Robin. It was fine, no inconveniences, not even power outages. Thank goodness.

       

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