Skip to comments.Tsunami Warning - Hawaii County This is a Civil Defense Message
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 Hawaii. Damaging waves have been reported in Kailua-Kona We continue to monitor ocean conditions.
For your information all Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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.
with first light well 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.
I stayed in Kona a few months ago in a place right on the water. I wonder if it is still there.
Whoa. Over the seawall?
repeatedly , and continuing , up to 3 ft. over the wall
the 10th wave was the biggest set so far
Please keep us in the loop. It’s 8 am there now....they’ve had daylight for at least an hour now?
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.
Oh wait...it’s 8am in California.
No, it's 8 here in California. It's 6 in Hawaii.
Kona airport still open , HNL open
not sure about Maui , Maui is getting pounded
6:08 HST - faint first light - choppers getting up in the air at this time
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.
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.
Do the waves get smaller the longer the tsunami travels?
fish all over the ground in some places
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.
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.
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
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
Oh oh, there goes Odumbo’s birth certificate, washed out to sea.
What is 10th set?
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.
It all depends upon the underwater topography and the shape of the coast.
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 ?
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.
Hilo is especially susceptible.
Lahaina Maui may have been washed clear thru by the waves ,
ocean on hwy at the top side of town
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....??
Just damn...so did we. Our rental was less than 25’ from the water....looking west...prayers up for all those affected.
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'.
anyone that is making fun of this event is a total asshole
this will be huge
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
They have a really nice shoreline park there thats testimony to that.
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
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”
entire houses pulled down at Napo’opo’o , cars flipped over , severe damage
I agree...a couple of idiots....young and stupid. Listen to them...
Thanks for posting updates.
PuuHonua Rd. to City of Refuge closed , Manini Beach under water
I have a scanner .....good things to have
lose sailboats drifting off the Kona coast
Have you heard anything about Kihei?
Thanks for your updates.
Anything in Hilo yet?
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.
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?
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