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.

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2 Responses to “Hawaii Evacuated As Sirens Warn Of Tsunami”

  1. Marissa on February 27th, 2010 2:38 pm

    I’m very worried right now. I got a text from my boyfriend who is currently in Hawaii about the warning… And I texted him back but have gotten no reply. I miss him dearly and want him to return to my arms safely. I’m praying to my god that he will be ok and at 12:00pm he will call or text me saying he is fine and he loves me. I don’t want the bad news of never hearing from him again, Because most likely I will never get notified if he is ok if I do not hear from him myself. I love him with all my heart and soul, and I’m utterly terrified as to if he will be ok or not.

  2. olivia on February 27th, 2010 7:22 pm

    Marissa – According to officials there was so reported damage and no casualties, with waves only reaching seven feet. Your boyfriend should be fine.

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