HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service and state Civil Defense are teaming up to raise public awareness about the dangers of tsunamis.
April is Tsunami Awareness Month. During this month, organizations hope to encourage the public to develop and discuss safety plans with family members and friends, that way everyone will be prepared when a tsunami strikes.
The following events are designed to help raise awareness:
- 5-9 p.m. April 4: Earthquake and Preparedness Workshop - Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and Pacific Tsunami Museum present a workshop on what the hazards are and how businesses can prepare. Includes a tabletop exercise. Limited seating. Workshop fee (includes light refreshments) $7 for DIA members/$12 for non-members.
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14: Mauka to Makai Clean Water Festival - City and County sponsored event at the Waikiki Aquarium with educational activities and displays, hands-on, interactive games, and more for families and kids.
- Noon-1 p.m. April 20: Pacific Guardian Center Earth Day Celebration - NOAA exhibit at the Pacific Guardian Center in downtown Honolulu.
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20: Molokai Earth Day Celebration at the Mitchell Pauole Community center. NOAA offices will host a booth and provide preparedness information.
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20: Hawaii Community College 24th Annual Earth Day Fair - Free event for the public with 50 booths and exhibits to celebrate Earth Day at Hawaii Community College-Manono Campus near cafeteria, Hilo
- 8 a.m.-11 p.m. April 21: C-MORE Ocean Science and Career Day - A display will showcase NOAA science and careers in the Pacific.
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21: YMCA Healthy Kids Day - YMCA of Honolulu Healthy Kids day is a free fun filled day full of activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. NWS and Hawaii State Civil Defense will host a booth and provide preparedness material.