We’re so happy that our friends in Hawaii are all safe and accounted for. I know that I spent the entire day with my eyes glued to the television and bit my nails until they became nubs. I remember how it felt to wait for the many hurricanes to hit the Louisiana coastline and I can only begin to imagine the fear and concern Hawaiian residents and visitors experienced today while sitting in cars on higher ground.
Many travelers planning that dream vacation to Hawaii may be concerned about how the recent tsunami will affect their current travel plans. The Hawaii Tourism Authority Issued the Following Statement to assist travelers and alleviate any fears that their holiday has been impacted.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled the tsunami warning in Hawaii. There was no reported damage to the state as a result of the tsunami generated by the earthquake off the coast of Chile. Hotels and other visitor-related facilities are open and operating normally.
Most flights to and from Hawaii are on schedule, however, there may be some delays and travelers should check with their airline before going to the airport.
For more information, call 1-800-gohawaii or visit www.scd.hawaii.gov
Enjoy your Hawaiian Holiday and we hope that the residents of the Aloha State can get back to regular business as soon as possible. I know that I can’t wait to return for that legendary hospitality and to give my Hawaiian friends a big hug!