COMSUBPAC Tsunami Warning
From SUBPAC's Facebook page:
A tsunami is expected to arrive in the Hawaiian islands area at 11 a.m. local time. Personnel in low-lying areas should head for higher ground with supplies to last for a couple of days. Please be careful and cooperate fully with civil authorities and first responders.Everyone in Hawaii, and throughout the Pacific Rim, please stay safe. Also hoping the Chilean Submariners are safe; their homeport is Talcuhuano, very near the epicenter of the earthquake.
Personnel with cable access to Joint Base TV Channel 2 should tune in for base information.
- Should you evacuate, carry your disaster kit and ensure you have enough supply for 3-5 days. Once in a safe area, do not return to the hazard zone until a competent local official has issued an “all clear.”
- Avoid coastal areas and never go to the beach to watch a tsunami.
- Personnel at commands in Navy Region Hawaii should maintain contact with their chain of command regarding work status or potential evacuations.
- Please be patient and follow all directions of Security and Fire Department personnel as they work through potential recovery efforts.
Please keep in mind that a tsunami event is not typically a single wave, but rather a series of waves. In this instance, there may be as many as 8-12 waves in succession.