I woke up at 6am to the sound of the Tsunami warning siren. The siren went off statewide to alert people to the possibility of a tsunami hitting the coastal areas around 11am this morning. The tsunami was generated by the earthquake in Chile last night and they have already had a small tsunami in the Marquesas Islands.
I'm high enough that I won't be directly impacted by the wave but who knows what the aftermath will be if a large tsunami does hit. It is expected to hit Hilo first and then head up the island chain. Even though Hilo is quite a distance from Kona, the Kona coast resorts are already evacuating because the waves often wrap around the island.
So it will be an interesting morning here. If you want to follow along with us, you can check out our local KHNL news team .