Hawaii’s Tsunami Plan

Hawaii has tsunami evacuation maps in its phone books, helping residents there respond to the alert triggered by the 8.9 earthquake off Honshu, Japan. This and other details coming from Yumei Wang, who is in Hawaii now but is a lead official in Oregon for earthquake and tsunami preparation and response. Here’s her note, with more coming:

"People are in traffic jams. The phones are overloaded. Long Lines for gas and food etc. The response and media seem well organized. Tsunami maps are in phone books (which Oregon doesn’t have)."