Hawaiian Agency Creates Tsunami Info Center
(Honolulu, Hawaii) - The Hawaii Tourism Association has established a global information center to inform tourists and the travel industry in regards to the current tsunami warning. Phone lines are available in Hawaii and overseas.
Contact information is available on www.hawaiitourismassociation.com.
The tsunami warning for Hawaii was lifted around 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Many on the island were evacuated to higher ground early this morning, but nothing more than some tidal surges were reported.
Emergency phone numbers are established in Hawaii, Germany, UK, Australia and
Hong Kong. The local Hawaii phone contact is 808-566-9900
E-mails will be responded to based on priority. The e-mail address is
HiTA twitter accounts will post updates on www.twitter.com/hawaiitalk. News updates are also available on HiTA's main website www.hawaiitourismassociation.com.
The Hawaii Tourism Association’s (HITA) mission is to inform, educate, and update the global travel industry on current and emerging trends, economics, events, activities, businesses, and marketing that help shape the tourists’ perception of the Hawaiian Islands. HITA serves as a discussion forum for issues affecting industry members interested in doing business in Hawaii while also working with new markets and regions expressing interest in visiting the Islands. The association offers member services that enhance the Hawaiian experience and promote the indigenous people, culture, and uniqueness which differentiates the most geographically-remote place on earth from other island sand-sun-surf vacation and business destinations.
HITA is a private organization with no affiliation to the State run Hawaii Tourism Authority. 1-808-536-110
In Oregon, no tsunami appeared after a tsunami advisory was issued for the Oregon coast early on Saturday. Officials were worried about some rip currents or unpredictable currents within the waves, along with the possibility of tidal surges that would act like especially strong sneaker waves.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted some minor rise in waves could occur. “Persons in tsunami advisory areas should move out of the water, off the beach and out of harbors and marinas,” the NOAA said earlier in a bulletin.
No beaches in Oregon were evacuated, however. NOAA lifted all advisories for the Oregon coast around 5 p.m.
California experienced some minor damage in Ventura because of a three-foot surge in water levels.
For more information on the Oregon coast tsunami advisory....