See New Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps for Waianae Coast Dec. 16 & 17, 2014

O‘ahu residents invited to view new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps at public information and outreach workshops

O‘ahu residents are invited to attend a series of free public information outreach workshops for a preview of new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps. These maps represent an unlikely worst-case scenario and do not replace the current, standard tsunami evacuation maps. Rather, they add a second evacuation zone for a worst case, extreme, once in a thousand years tsunami event.

Newly released scientific and geological information suggests that sometime in the past 500 years, a massive 9.0 earthquake in the eastern Aleutian Trench may have generated a tsunami that far exceeded the inundations known to have occurred during tsunami events throughout recorded history in Hawaii. An event of this magnitude, referred to as an Extreme Tsunami, may occur once every thousand years.

In response to these findings, the city, in conjunction with state, federal, and non-government stakeholders, have developed a new set of O‘ahu Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps, refuge areas, and evacuation routes to complement the current tsunami evacuation maps.

Seventeen outreach workshops will be held in coastal communities around O‘ahu this month and next. Each workshop is designed specifically for that particular community.

Representatives from the city’s Department of Emergency Management will be on hand to present the new maps, discuss the implications for Oahu residents, and answer questions.

December 16 at 7 pm Wai`anae District Park, Meeting Room

December 17 at 7 pm Nanakuli Beach Park, Multi-Purpose room

Malama pono,
Georgette Stevens
​Wai`anae Coast Crime Prevention Coalition​

Sparky Rodrigues
December 4, 2014


Please consider attending this meeting. Very important issue for the Waianae Coast residence to know about and plan for family, neighbors and community.

Know what to do, where to go and plan ahead. Be prepared. Share as appropriate. J


PS hope community volunteers can provide video coverage of this event.

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