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U.S. Senate passes tsunami awareness resolution

U.S. Senate passes tsunami awareness resolution

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye encouraging Americans to observe Tsunami Awareness Month this month and to be prepared by identifying evacuation routes. Akaka said: “The recent events in Japan serve as a reminder of the importance of being prepared. National […]

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April is 'Tsunami Awareness Month'

April is ‘Tsunami Awareness Month’

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s National Weather Service in Hawaii will conduct the annual Tsunami Awareness Month campaign throughout April to raise public attention to the dangers of tsunamis and to commemorate the 159 lives lost to the April 1, 1946 tsunami – the most destructive in Hawaii’s history. In support of Tsunami Awareness Month, NOAA is […]

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Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

As an island chain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is vulnerable to tsunamis, which are defined as ocean waves created by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Tsunamis have the potential to be dangerous, as witnessed by the destruction in Indonesia, American Samoa and independent Samoa and most recently in Chile. Hawaii is fortunate […]

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April is 'Tsunami Awareness Month' in Hawaii

April is ‘Tsunami Awareness Month’ in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, Jr. will officially announce Tsunami Awareness Month at an Oahu school to emphasize the importance of tsunami education. Tsunami Awareness Month is held in April to commemorate the 159 lives lost to the April 1, 1946, devastating tsunami – the most destructive in Hawaii’s history. NOAA scientists and […]

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