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

News Release from City and County of Honolulu November 12, 2014

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.






ʻÂina Haina Community Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room/Park is adjacent to ʻÂina Haina Elementary

827 West Hind Dr, Honolulu, HI 96821

Mission Memorial


8:30 a.m.

Mission Memorial Hearing Room

550 South King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawai‘i Pacific University


8:30 a.m.

Frear Center Room- FC 107 (Use Fort Street Mall Entrance)

1132 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813

‘Aiea Public Library


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

99-374 Pohai Pl, 'Aiea, HI 96701

Waikîkî Elementary



7 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room (Auditorium)

3710 Leahi Ave,  Honolulu, HI 96815

Hawaiʻi Kai Public Library


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

249 Lunalilo Home Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825

Kapolei Hale


7 p.m.

Conference Rooms A & B (Lower parking lot available for attendees

1000 Ulu‘ohi‘a St,  Kapolei, HI 96707

Kailua District Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room (do not park on grass, use designated stalls)

21 S. Kainalu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734

Kâneʻohe District Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

45-660 Keaahala Rd, Kâneʻohe, HI 96744

‘Ewa Mahikô District Park


7 p.m.

Room #1

91-1145 Renton Rd, ‘Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Waialua District Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

67-180 Goodale Ave, Waialua, HI 96791

Waimânalo District Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

41-415 Hihimanu St, Waimânalo, HI 96795

Sunset Beach Recreation Center


7 p.m.

Meeting Room

59-540 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Ka‘awa Elementary School


7 p.m.

Auditorium, please do not park on grass (use lot)

51-296 Kamehameha Hwy, Ka‘awa, HI 96730

Wai‘anae District Park


7 p.m.

Meeting Room (do not park on grass, use designated stalls)

85-601 Farrington Hwy,  Wai‘anae, HI 96792

Nânâkuli Beach Park


7 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room

89-269 Farrington Hwy,

Wai‘anae, Hawai'i 96792



7 p.m.

Little Theatre at the McKay Building; park in first lot to the left

55-220 Kulanui St, Laie, HI 96762

Language interpretation and disability assistance will be provided by request. Please contact the department by phone at 808-723-8960 or via email at at least three days prior to the outreach workshop that you would like to attend so that we may accommodate your needs.



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