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MOST CITY FACILITIES STAY CLOSED TODAY; WATER RESTRICTION LIFTED

            (Sat., Feb. 27, 2010)—Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that many City facilities that were closed due to today’s Tsunami Warning will remain closed now that the danger has passed.

Water restrictions have now been lifted, he said.

            “We greatly appreciate the public’s cooperation during this emergency,” Caldwell said. “We were prepared for the worst, while hoping for the best. By working together, we were very effective at protecting public safety.”

      ·         Golf courses will remain closed.

·         City parks will be open, but facilities such as gymnasiums within the parks will remain closed.

·         The Honolulu Zoo will remain closed.

·         Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will remain closed.

·         Satellite City Halls will remain closed except for at Pearl Ridge Shopping Center and Windward City Shopping Center.

·         Lifeguards will staff beaches as normal.

·         TheBus will return to a normal Saturday schedule.

·         Evacuation buses that transported people to assembly areas will return them to pickup points.

·         The state high school wrestling championship event at the Blaisdell Arena has been postponed until tomorrow.

·         The Hawaii Ocean Expo 2010 is taking place today as scheduled.

 “Today’s response was an excellent example of officials and the public working together for the common good,” Caldwell said.

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 Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928