Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hawaii tsunami roundup: News from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Big Island, all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii tsunami recovery Photo (c) 2011 All Hawaii News
For all its destructive potential, the tsunami that swept through the state early yesterday largely spared island residents. No one was killed or injured, and the damage to property paled in comparison with entire Japanese towns and villages being swept away. Star-Advertiser.

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Tsunami. Civil Beat.

Tsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and severely damaged harbors in California after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific. West Hawaii Today.

On the Neighbor Islands, damage was reported in Kailua-Kona and flooding was reported in Kahului, where the surge reached a third of a mile inland. Star-Advertiser.

A spending plan approved by the House would slash funding for a tsunami warning center that issued an alarm after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Associated Press.

This was the first major natural disaster event for Neil Abercrombie as Governor and Peter Carlisle as Mayor. Hawaii News Now.

Hilo has weathered its second tsunami threat in little more than a year, although groggy visitors, coastal residents and the homeless were still recuperating Friday from an overnight evacuation. Tribune-Herald.

Gordon Leslie learned that the tsunami claimed his home, a day after he started chemotherapy treatment for leukemia in Honolulu. KITV4.

There's no doubting that Maui saw significant tidal changes when Friday's tsunami reached its shores. KHON2.

After a night of suspense, preparation and, for some, seeking higher ground, Mauians saw in the first light of day Friday how an earthquake-generated tsunami had washed in to low-lying areas, damaging homes, boats and harbors and disrupting lives. Maui News.

No Tsunami Damage Reported on Molokai. Molokai Dispatch.

Thousands of Kaua‘i residents and visitors exhaled a collective sigh of relief Friday morning after receiving the “all clear.” Garden Island.