When booking your Kaua’i vacation rental please be advised that your rental may be located in a Tsunami Evacuation Zone. Prior to registration you should receive notice of this information, including For Your Safety & Comfort and an Evacuation Plan for your rental. Please read the house manual and all information posted within the rental unit.
WHAT TO DO IN A TSUNAMI WARNING? If a Tsunami Advisory is issued, you should move away from beaches and low-lying coastal areas and evacuate harbors/ marinas. Move boats and ships to deep water if there is time. You can expect strong currents and dangerous waves in coastal areas and waterways. But significant land flooding is not expected.
A tsunami is a series of dangerous waves carrying a massive volume of water that can inundate miles inland for hours. If you are near the
ocean and feel the earth shake, immediately protect yourself from falling objects if indoors: DROP, COVER and HOLD. Following the
earthquake, move immediately to higher ground. DO NOT wait for a tsunami warning to be issued
1. If a tsunami WATCH is issued, there is potential that a tsunami will occur. Stand by for emergency information. Check the phone books to see if you are in a tsunami evacuation zone.
2. If a tsunami ADVISORY is issued, expect strong currents or waves dangerous to those in or near the water. Significant land flooding is
not expected. Move away from beaches. Evacuate harbors/marinas and deploy boats to deep water, if there is time.
3. If a tsunami WARNING is issued, expect significant land flooding. When an evacuation is necessary, sirens will sound. Immediately
evacuate inland to higher ground, if you are in a tsunami evacuation zone. Otherwise, stay put and do not contribute to traffic congestion.
4. Turn on your radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency information. Stay out of danger areas until an “all-clear” is issued by Civil Defense/Department of Emergency Management.
5. Never go down to the shore to view a tsunami. When you can see the wave, you are too close to outrun it. Tsunami waves typically do not curl and break, do not try to surf a tsunami.
6. All warnings must be taken very seriously. The May 1960 tsunami killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii because some thought it was a false warning.
7. For Hawaii information, visit www.tsunamihawaii.org