HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are making preparations throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands to provide post-tsunami support following the devastating earthquake in Japan Thursday.
First waves are expected to hit Hawaii at 2:59 a.m.
A tsunami warning is in effect for the state of Hawaii, the public is urged to check the phone book to determine if their residences are located in flood zones.
The public is urged to begin preparations to evacuate to higher ground if they are in flood zones.
Coast Guard cutter and aircraft crews are positioning themselves to be ready to conduct response and survey missions as soon as it is safe.