HONOLULU (Hawaii NewsNow) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie made the following statement from the State Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center:
"Residents should take this tsunami warning seriously. All state and county agencies and law enforcement are doing what needs to be done to ensure public safety.
"This is a time to be sensible and act with aloha. Please be mindful of your neighbors, especially for the elderly who may need kokua at this time. If you are in a tsunami inundation zone, please make your way to higher ground or go to your nearest shelter."
Currently Hawaii National Guard is on standby on all Hawaiian Islands.