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Happy to say that we all seem to be fine here in Hawaii this morning.
Last night, Hawaii experienced another Tsunami Warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. I learned about it at about 745pm while I was out in Hawaii Kai with Lola at the Halloween Spooktacular. Luckily, we were able to get on the road and head back home before the roads got all jammed up and closed. To get home from Hawaii Kai to Saint Louis Heights, it normally requires driving along Kalanianaole Highway unless you go around the Windward side and Kalanianaole Highway will almost always be closed to traffic if there is a tsunami warning because it runs right along the shore, just yards away from the water and in the inundation zone.
This leads me to the topic of buying a home in Hawaii in an area categorized as a flood zone by FEMA. We have had a few tsunami warnings in the recent years and we've been relatively lucky with the amount of damage that Hawaii's coastal areas have experienced. What would it mean to you and how would it affect your decision on where to buy your home? Would you be comfortable purchasing a beach front home or any home in an A or AE Floodzone?
Just a thought... anyway, you can check if an address is in the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's evacuation zone by putting into the search at their link here: http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/hawaii.php.
|As you can see by this screen capture after entering the address of where I was|
at last night (Hawaii Kai Towne Center), I was in an evacuation zone and surrounded
by roads that would be closed during a tsunami.
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