FIGURE J.1 Travel times for the February 27, 2010, Chilean tsunami. SOURCE: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/previous.events/Chile_02-27-10/Images/traveltime.jpg; West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA.

FIGURE J.1 Travel times for the February 27, 2010, Chilean tsunami. SOURCE: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/previous.events/Chile_02-27-10/Images/traveltime.jpg; West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA.

DECISIONS MADE IN HAWAII

A statewide evacuation was not ordered; evacuation decisions were left to local counties.4 On September 27, the Oahu Emergency Management Department spokesman was quoted at 03:51 HST in the Honolulu Advertiser as saying, “If you live anywhere in the evacuation zone, you have to evacuate. This is a serious event. We’re going to treat this as a destructive-type tsunami” (Box J.2). The Department of Emergency Management issued a Tsunami Evacuation Information notice (no time stamp available) notifying residences in the coastal tsunami evacuation zones on Oahu that they should begin evacuation immediately at 06:00 HST when



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