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Tsunami Warning - Hawaii County This is a Civil Defense Message
HCCD ^ | Friday , March 11 | Hawaii Civil Defense

Posted on 03/11/2011 8:07:22 AM PST by LeoWindhorse

This is a tsunami update for Friday morning at 530.

An evacuation order remains in effect for Hawai’i. Damaging waves have been reported in Kailua-Kona We continue to monitor ocean conditions.

For your information all Hawai’i County offices and facilities will be closed today. This includes all Parks and Recreation facilities not used as evacuation centers and all beaches.

Bus services will run on a limited schedule, please call 961-8556 for more information

Again, an evacuation order remains in effect. All Hawai’i County offices and facilities will be closed today. This includes all Parks and Recreation facilities not used as evacuation centers and all beaches.

Bus services will run on a limited schedule, please call 961-8556 for more information.

Stay tuned to this radio station for updates.

Thank you.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: evacuation; hawaii; hawaiitsunami; kona; tsunami
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major coastal damages all along Kona coast

with first light we’ll know more

surges continuing , some roads closed lots of debris on coastal roads , many ocean side homes and properties will be greatly affected .

100 ft inland penetrations in some places and waves heights to 12 ft.

1 posted on 03/11/2011 8:07:29 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I stayed in Kona a few months ago in a place right on the water. I wonder if it is still there.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 8:08:44 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Whoa. Over the seawall?


3 posted on 03/11/2011 8:08:58 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: screaminsunshine

repeatedly , and continuing , up to 3 ft. over the wall

the 10th wave was the biggest set so far


4 posted on 03/11/2011 8:10:12 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Please keep us in the loop. It’s 8 am there now....they’ve had daylight for at least an hour now?


5 posted on 03/11/2011 8:10:29 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Apparently warnings have been posted for the entire West Coast of the US — California, Oregon, Washington.

Anyone affected — please be safe. Evacuate if you’re told to do so. Bravery is not a good idea in a tsunami.


6 posted on 03/11/2011 8:10:29 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Fawn

Oh wait...it’s 8am in California.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 8:11:05 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn
It’s 8 am there now

No, it's 8 here in California. It's 6 in Hawaii.

8 posted on 03/11/2011 8:12:35 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Kona airport still open , HNL open

not sure about Maui , Maui is getting pounded


9 posted on 03/11/2011 8:12:35 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Fawn

6:08 HST - faint first light - choppers getting up in the air at this time


10 posted on 03/11/2011 8:14:01 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Wow - I was just looking at Maui yesterday as a possible honeymoon location. I hope everyone is okay and gets to safe land without any problems.


11 posted on 03/11/2011 8:16:42 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: LeoWindhorse; M. Espinola; Joya; investigateworld; FromLori
No big deal. Nothing to see here. Time to move on . . .

Ring of Fire

Wait a few months and get a bag of popcorn. The show will get better. Electromagnetic solar activity will increase not decrease. Algore is a greedy carbon trading profiteer and total raging idiot.

12 posted on 03/11/2011 8:17:24 AM PST by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Do the waves get smaller the longer the tsunami travels?


13 posted on 03/11/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LeoWindhorse

14 posted on 03/11/2011 8:21:39 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LeoWindhorse

fish all over the ground in some places


15 posted on 03/11/2011 8:22:53 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: RabidBartender

We own a ground floor condo on Kaanapali in Maui which we spend two weeks in every April. We’ve seen storms wash away the beach sand from time to time but nothing worse. I pray that is all that happens. Oh, and the parking garage sits underground, below sea level.


16 posted on 03/11/2011 8:22:53 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Fawn
Do the waves get smaller the longer the tsunami travels?

Yes, as a general rule. it is basically an energy wave and as with any energy it will dissipate over time and distance.

However, coastal topography can greatly diminish or exaggerate the incoming tsunami, and you may see larger wave heights at far distant locations from others based on that.

17 posted on 03/11/2011 8:25:41 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Fawn

depending on the sea bed, they get larger as the wave energy builds over a 5000 mile trip. When they reach the shallows of the continental shelf, the waves shoal, break, rebuild and shoal and break again

remember there are continuing aftershocks off Japan in the 6.5 range- generating more waves - that is why Japan remains under tsunami conditions


18 posted on 03/11/2011 8:26:23 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Wow!


19 posted on 03/11/2011 8:26:23 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: commish

reports here are that the 10th set was the biggest

that was over an hour ago

sets still hitting at this time

this tsunami is historic


20 posted on 03/11/2011 8:27:23 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Oh oh, there goes Odumbo’s birth certificate, washed out to sea.


21 posted on 03/11/2011 8:28:44 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

What is 10th set?


22 posted on 03/11/2011 8:30:48 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Whoa...had no idea it was that bad there. From reports I’ve heard it was a little beach damage.

Reminds me of when Shep stood in the street in downtown NOLA after Katrina saying New Orleans got spared the worst of it. Not that it will be THAT bad in Hawaii- just saying first reports..are often inaccurate.

Prayers.


23 posted on 03/11/2011 8:32:12 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Tsunamis in Hawaii are weird - there have been times when the tsunami is barely noticed on the open coast, but reached 30 feet in funnel shaped bays.

It all depends upon the underwater topography and the shape of the coast.

24 posted on 03/11/2011 8:33:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: LeoWindhorse

mayor is asking folks to “ stay home , stay off the roads , let the first responders do their jobs and assess the situation “
Advance tsunami warning system worked very well , evacuations really helped , probably saved lives .

” unless you absolutely , positively HAVE TO travel , stay home “

Meanwhile tourists walking around taking pictures and picking up fish in downtown Kailua-Kona .

At this time , yet another big surge is hitting up & over thew seawall , and now water pulling back revealing the reef .

sucking the lookie-loo’s out ?


25 posted on 03/11/2011 8:33:30 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Leo, I’m in Hilo. My brother-in-law just bought a condo in the Kona Alii between the Islander Inn and Lava Java. 2nd floor unit. Do you happen to know the surge there? Thanks for your reports thus far.


26 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:16 AM PST by jobim
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To: skeeter

Hilo is especially susceptible.


27 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: LeoWindhorse

Lahaina Maui may have been washed clear thru by the waves ,
ocean on hwy at the top side of town


28 posted on 03/11/2011 8:36:47 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I’m listening to this Hawaiin radio station (Island 98.5) making fun of the alarmists in Hawaii. They are saying how they are sitting back and watching the show....??


29 posted on 03/11/2011 8:37:29 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: RobRoy

Just damn...so did we. Our rental was less than 25’ from the water....looking west...prayers up for all those affected.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 8:38:42 AM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: Fawn
What is 10th set?

Contrary to how Holywood protrays them a Tsunami is not one huge wave that crashes ashore. It is actually a series of energy waves that hit in multiple waves ones after the other over a period of time.

The 10th set means the 10th energy wave.

Imagine dropping something in your bathtub -- you know how it generates a series of concentric rings/ripples in the water after it hits. That is the same as a tsunami -- each ring/ripple is a wave or 'Set'.

31 posted on 03/11/2011 8:40:20 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Fawn

anyone that is making fun of this event is a total asshole

this will be huge


32 posted on 03/11/2011 8:42:32 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: commish

I stand corrected

It is not the energy in the tsunami that increases over distance, the energy actually dissipates from point of origin over a wider arc as the “ripple” travels

But a combination of conditions such as the dynamics of the triggering event and coastal topography and tide, can amplify the effect of the tsunami on some areas, into huge surges or even breaking waves, even after the energy travels thousands of miles

I think what we saw in Sendai was the surge being channeled up a river, which amplified its destructive force on those poor people


33 posted on 03/11/2011 8:42:46 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: dfwgator

They have a really nice shoreline park there thats testimony to that.


34 posted on 03/11/2011 8:43:11 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jobim

2nd floor unit should be ok , once they can clean up the roads , Alii Dr.

King Kam Hotel got water in its lobby

coastal Kona will be shut down all day today .

Napo’opo’o got it real bad


35 posted on 03/11/2011 8:46:54 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

man oh man, anyone who goes beach combing during a tsunami alert and sees the sea pulling back and exposing the reef- better RUN

they obviously didn’t watch the films from Thailand

or the (exaggerated) movie “Deep Impact”


36 posted on 03/11/2011 8:47:25 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: LeoWindhorse

entire houses pulled down at Napo’opo’o , cars flipped over , severe damage


37 posted on 03/11/2011 8:50:18 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I agree...a couple of idiots....young and stupid. Listen to them...


38 posted on 03/11/2011 8:54:12 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Thanks for posting updates.


39 posted on 03/11/2011 8:55:28 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Fawn

PuuHonua Rd. to City of Refuge closed , Manini Beach under water


40 posted on 03/11/2011 8:57:35 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LongElegantLegs

I have a scanner .....good things to have


41 posted on 03/11/2011 8:58:39 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

lose sailboats drifting off the Kona coast


42 posted on 03/11/2011 8:59:19 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SgtHooper; All
"Oh oh, there goes Odumbo’s birth certificate, washed out to sea."


43 posted on 03/11/2011 9:00:48 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mears

bfl


44 posted on 03/11/2011 9:02:17 AM PST by Mears
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To: LeoWindhorse

Have you heard anything about Kihei?

Thanks for your updates.


45 posted on 03/11/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: jobim

Anything in Hilo yet?


46 posted on 03/11/2011 9:08:52 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m waiting for a report on our local radio. All schools closed here, as well as banks and gov. We’re told to stay off the roads. No all-clear yet.


47 posted on 03/11/2011 9:24:16 AM PST by jobim
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To: jobim

Thanks.


48 posted on 03/11/2011 9:29:13 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LeoWindhorse

My son lives in Kealakekua and works at Kona Hospital. I have a place along Alii drive. I was wandering about the extent of damage?


49 posted on 03/11/2011 9:29:50 AM PST by Species8472 (Welfare was never intended to be a career opportunity)
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To: LeoWindhorse

We have a ground floor condo on Kaanapali, with an underground parking garage, but I have heard nothing about the conditions on West Maui. Our two weeks are each April


50 posted on 03/11/2011 9:32:23 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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