Hawaii Tsunami cancelled! News of this leaves many relieved, obviously. Read more about the story plus photos and video below.
With the Hawaii tsunami cancelled, the Hawaii/Nevada game will go on and air as scheduled.
As the waves came rolling in, there did not seem to be any serious damage to property, thus cancelling the warning. The tsunami warning (for the Pacific Coast) was the direct result of the Chilean earthquake that occurred the day before and measured 8.8 on the Richter Scale. In response to the evacuations of the shoreline area, Gerard Fryer of the Tsunami Center said, “better safe than sorry”. Indeed.
The warning was cancelled at 6:40 PM EST, but the center urged the many who had evacuated to wait until they heard official word that they could return to their homes.
The governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, said at a news conference:
“There was no assessment of any damage in any county, which is quite remarkable. It is just a wonderful day that nothing happened and no one was hurt.”
So with the Hawaii tsunami cancelled, we are very thankful that there was no property damage and most importantly no injuries. What we must remember, though, is the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives in the Chilean earthquake and the devastating damage as a result, not to mention the scores of people who are injured. What can you do to help? Already there are several agencies that need your donations for the relief effort to begin. You can see a list of them here. Much like Haiti needed your help (and still does), Chile now does too.
We here at Right Fielders send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the Chilean earthquake. Meanwhile, you can see some Hawaii tsunami pictures plus video below.