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County: Check tsunami evacuation zones

By Staff | Mar 11, 2011

Maui County officials are asking that people check to see if they are in a flood zone in order to prepare for a possible tsunami evacuation this evening.

Flood maps can be found in the front section of the phone book or by going to www.scd.hawaii.gov and using the Tsunami Evacution Zone Mapping Tool.

If you are in a flood zone and need to evacuate, please head to a family or friend’s home in upper lying areas out of the flood zone. If you do not have another location to evacuate to then head toward one of the following Maui County Assembly areas.

All Assembly Areas are restricted to parking areas only, they include:

Central Maui: War Memorial Gym, Velma Santo Community Center, Maui High School;

South Maui: Kihei Community Center, Wailea Drive Drive Grass Parking Lot;

West Maui: Baseball Field Behind Aquatic Center, Fleming Park, Kapalua lot above store, Nahienaena Elementary School;

East Maui: Camp Keanae, Hana High & Elementary;

Up-Country: Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Eddie Tam Gym, Kula Community Center.