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TSUNAMI WATCH CANCELLED, BUT SWIMMERS, BEACHGOERS, AND BOATERS ASKED TO STAY OUT OF THE OCEAN FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
(Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009)—At 10:30 a.m. the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled the Tsunami Watch for Hawaii based on data which indicated that no damaging tsunami had been generated and no significant tsunami threat was imminent for Hawaii. However, the possibility remains that the Samoa region earthquake could generate unusual currents and wave heights along
These wave fluctuations could be hazardous to swimmers, surfers, beach goers and boaters. Residents and visitors are asked to stay out of the ocean and keep clear of the immediate shoreline as a precaution until the event passes.
“We are asking for the kokua of all of our residents and visitors to keep out of the water and away from the beaches and river mouths,” Mayor Mufi Hannemann said. “These precautionary measures are being implemented to keep everyone safe.”
Hannemann also said, “My thoughts are with friends and family in
“We activated the City’s
The Department of Emergency Management is coordinating with Police, Fire, Ocean Safety, Emergency Management Reservists, DLNR, State Sheriffs and the visitor industry to alert residents and visitors to stay out of the water during this period. In addition, boaters should exercise caution when entering or exiting harbors.
Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Press Secretary, 768-6928