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Hawaii Boater's Hurricane and Tsunami Safety Manual

image hurricaneboatersmanual 7-01-13This manual provides a summary of the actions boaters and other members of Hawai‘i’s marine community can take before, during, and after a hurricane or tsunami. It is intended to assist in preparing for and mitigating the effects of these hazards. It includes information on these events and their dangers, provides guidelines to develop a personal preparedness plan, and lists emergency assistance information (that is, phone numbers, radio frequencies, and hurricane evacuation shelter locations).
The manual was produced by Hawai‘i State Civil Defense and funded in part by a grant/cooperative agreement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and sponsored by the UH Sea Grant. ITIC was a partner and contributor in the development of the manual.

Hawaii Boater's Hurricane and Tsunami Safety Manual PDF (7 MB)


Click here to view the ITIC boater safety tips.

Click here to view other examples of Examples of Guidance for Boaters.

Hawaii Tsunami Safety Booklet

The Hawaii Tsunami Safety booklet targets grades 3-5, comes with a Teacher's Guide and delivers key tsunami safety information through fun activities and games.


Hawaii Tsunami Safety Booklet



Hawaii Tsunami Safety Booklet
April 2011

Booklet (Grades 3-5)

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Hawaii Tsunami Warnings

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION Listen to local radio or television broadcasts

Local sources for information in Hawai'i include:

NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasts on following frequencies:
                  162.550 MHZ
                  162.400 MHZ

NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasts recording phone numbers:
                  Maui: 871-6706
                  Lana`i: 565-6033
                  Moloka`i: 552-2477

Information about Hawaii Tsunami Warnings


Hawaii Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps

Do you live or work in a tsunami evacuation zone?
Click here to search for Hawaii Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps


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Featured Resources

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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

A database of Spanish language materials focused on tsunami preparedness.
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Post-Tsunami Survey:
El Salvador Summary Video

Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey.

TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics

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Learn the basics of tsunamis. Available in English and Samoan.

Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.


Global Hazard Maps

Posters of Tsunami Sources, Significant Earthquakes and Significant Volcanic Eruptions. Also Tsunami Sources Icosohedron Globe.

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Tsunami, The Great Waves

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.


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Tsunami Glossary

Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.


DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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