Saturday, February 27, 2010

Panic as Hawaii braces for possible tsunami

(CNN)Sirens sounded early Saturday morning across Hawaii, warning people of a possible tsunami and telling people to in coastal areas to evacuate.The sirens sounded at 6 a.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) to warn of a tsunami triggered by a 8.8 earthquake in Chile.The siren systems in each county are sounding to "to alert residents and visitors to evacuate coastal areas," Hawaii's Civil Defense Division said in a statement."Residents will be advised by their respective country civil defense or emergency management agencies to evacuate coastal areas."The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said Hawaii was certain to see some effect from the earthquake...

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