Tsunami evacuation rule established for Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors

Tsunami evacuation rule established for Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has created safety zones within the commercial harbors of the main Hawaiian Islands that will require evacuation if a tsunami warning is issued. The commercial harbors included are: Hilo Harbor, Barbers Point (Kalaeloa) Harbor, Hana Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Kahului Harbor, Kaumalapau Harbor, Kaunakakai Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor and Nawiliwili Harbor. Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal of a permanent regulated navigation area, enforcement of which would take place only during times when a tsunami warning is issued for the Hawaiian Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings require the evacuation of a large number of vessels from their respective harbors. Following the evacuation, these vessels...

Northern California Tsunami Response Update for March 17

SAN FRANCISCO – The Unified Command continues coordinated efforts in response to last week’s tsunami impacts to Crescent City, Santa Cruz and other affected coastal areas. Operational priorities for this response include: Ensuring the safety of responders and the public. Assessing and mitigating potential pollution threats. The public is asked to follow local officials’ directions and to...

U.S. Coast Guard advises Southern California of Tsunami, Storm

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard and National Weather Service advise San Diego County of severe marine weather resulting from an earthquake driven Tsunami and a cold front now sweeping across Southern California.

Alaska Tsunami Warning System Test Scheduled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – NOAA and its emergency management partners will be conducting a statewide test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 25 at 9:45 a.m.