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Mayor: Wait for all clear on tsunami threat

By Staff | Mar 11, 2011

Maui County Civil Defense officials are urging that residents and tourists stay out of evacuation areas until the all clear signal is given.

Civil defense officials warn that multiple waves are expected to hit the state and that sometimes it is the second or third wave which causes the most damage.

Also, even after the last wave passes, roads must remain clear so that utility workers can restore services which were shut down in preperation for a tsunami.

Again, do not return to your homes or hotel rooms at this time. The mayor will issue an all clear once officials assess it is safe to go back into evacuated areas.