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Hawaii gets $478,000 for tsunami mitigation

Published On: Jul 24 2012 12:43:22 PM HST
Tsunami Disaster

HONOLULU, Hawaii -

Senator Daniel Inouye announced $2.3 million dollars in grants awarded for five Hawaii-based grants administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Nearly half-a-million dollars in funding will go towards a National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, and the National Weather Service's TsunamiReady Program.

According to a press release issued by Senator Inouye's office "the awareness that would be generated in the community through education and training programs regarding this potentially devastating force of nature can save lives and minimize property loss.  The State of Hawaii will concentrate on the potential effects of local and distant tsunamis through new tsunami modeling technology and mapping; and will raise awareness by performing outreach, especially to the Special Needs population (i.e., Speech and Hearing Impaired, the Blind and Visually Impaired, and those with Limited English Proficiency)."

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