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Ka Pili Kai Spring 2008

In Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific Islands we are particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of coastal storms. History has shown that tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and major flooding events do strike our shores and often cause widespread panic and destruction. Adequate planning and preparation is critical, so in this issue we are proud to share with you some of the ways in which the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program is working to ensure our communities are prepared well in advance of the next coastal hazard. From the shores of O‘ahu where a fascinating study has identified the areas that will fall below sea level when the seas rise by 1 m, to islands throughout Hawai‘i where researchers are assessing the risks from destructive tsunamis and mapping tsunami inundation zones, we will give a small glimpse of the work being done every day on your behalf.

Building Community Resilience to Coastal Hazards
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Publication Date
March 2009