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Are you in or outside of a Tsunami Evacuation Zone? Refer to the evacuation zone maps.
If not in an evacuation zone, stay where you are! Curtail all non-essential travel.
If within an evacuation zone, take the following actions:
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 radio. If an urgent tsunami warning for Oahu is announced, leave the evacuation zones immediately.
TSUNAMI WATCH - Significant distant earthquake has occurred. Tsunami approach not confirmed but possible. No siren sounding. Prepare for possible upgrade to tsunami warning.
TSUNAMI WARNING - Tsunami approach confirmed. Sirens will sound. Monitor radio. Be prepared to evacuate when advised/ordered by civil defense.
TSUNAMI EVACUATION - Sirens will sound. Turn on radio. Those who are in tsunami evacuation zones must begin evacuation when the evacuation advisory/order is issued by civil defense (3 to 4 hours prior to wave arrival). City busses will leave evacuation zones, and roads will be sealed off by police no later than 45 minutes prior to first wave arrival. Tsunami Refuge Centers may also be opened.
If you are in a steel and/or concrete building of six or more stories move to the third floor or above and remain there until the "All Clear" is announced.
NEVER GO TO THE BEACH TO WATCH FOR A TSUNAMI WAVE.When you are that close, you will probably not escape the wave.
Obey all instructions given by Police, Fire and Emergency Management/Civil Defense officials.
|Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 03, 2011|