If any consumers live at or near the beach, and they have cell phones, please phone them and encourage them to move away from the beach areas, and to listen to the HPD and other state workers who are now instructing people to evacuate. AT THE SAME TIME, CIVIL DEFENSE IS SAYING TO LIMIT ALL PHONE CALLS TO ONLY NECESSARY CONVERSATIONS. But, if there are any issues, these are necessary for us to deal with, so phone the Team Leader or Aliman.
THIS INFORMATION IS FROM THE CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY IN HAWAII:
An earthquake in South America has caused a small wave that will hit Oahu at about 11:20am this morning. DO NOT PANIC!!! The wave will probably be only about 3 to 4 feet high.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
1. If you have medications, secure them in case you have to leave quickly. 2. Move away from the shorelines and beaches, especially low-lying areas. 3. Page 119 in the phone book shows the Evacuation Areas, most are within a quarter mile of all beaches/shorelines on Oahu. 4. If you are near the shore and must evacuate, you may simply WALK INLAND out of the shoreline area. 5. There are emergency shelters set up in case homes become uninhabitable. 6. Watch local news coverage (for example, KGBM 9 News), or listen to the radio for updates (for example, 88.1 KHPR). Suggestion: Use battery powered radios. 7. This morning, President Obama said: “The most important thing you can do is heed the instructions of your state and local officials.”
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO:
1. Do not go near or in the ocean–DO NOT SURF. 2. Do not make unnecessary phone calls (landlines or cell phones). 3. Do not travel other than getting out of tsunami evacuation areas.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS DO NOT PANIC!
Suggestion: The next time you speak with your case manager, review your “Crisis Plan” which is part of your IRP.