Air raid, Hawaii!


Reader John Evans contacted me from Maui, where he and his family are vacationing, to fill me in regarding the tsunami warning after the Chile earthquake. After an air raid siren went off at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police evacuated them to higher ground at Hana High School.

The tsunami warning was canceled that afternoon.

The family is in Hana to celebrate his in-laws’ 65th wedding anniversary. They’ll still be talking about this one on their 66th, I bet.

A Claremont native who is deputy chief of the Ontario Police Department, Evans referred to a recent posting here about Claremont’s two inactive air raid sirens by e-mailing this photo with the comment: “Unlike the Claremont air raid siren, this thing really works.”

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  • John Clifford

    I have a friend who was also in Hawaii. I first learned of the earthquake Saturday morning after doing my morning check of Facebook and seeing a note that he had been awakened at 5:30 am and told to move to higher ground.