Hawaii Evacuated As Sirens Warn Of Tsunami
February 27, 2010
Hawaii (ChattahBox) – Sirens have begun to sound in Hawaii, warning of a coming tsunami after an earthquake in Chili sent off various shockwaves to other regions.
Coastal areas are now being evacuated as the storm increases and the thread of a tsunami looms nearer.
“Residents will be advised by their respective country civil defense or emergency management agencies to evacuate coastal areas,” the local Civil Defense Division said in a statement.
It has also been said that there is next to no chance that the entire Pacific, Hawaii included, will not see massive effects from the 8.8 earthquake in Chili earlier this morning.
“We’re not expecting this to be a worst-case scenario, but we are expecting … dangerous waves coming on shore, and people need to take it very seriously,” Charles McCreery, director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Citizens are being asked to go in-land to protect themselves from the waves.