OK, Now I’ve Heard Everything…A Tornado? (UPDATED)

Squeezed March 23, 2006

In Hawaii?

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
930 PM HST THU MAR 23 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

  • TORNADO WARNING FOR…THE ISLAND OF LANAI IN MAUI COUNTY
  • UNTIL 1000 PM HST
  • AT 928 PM HST…RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF
    PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LANAI CITY…OR ABOUT 37
    MILES WEST OF KAHULUI…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.
  • THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR…LANAI CITY BY 940 PM HST

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

UPDATE 11:11 p.m.: Fortunately, there was apparently some high winds, lightning, and thunder, but no actual tornado. Forecasters had noticed rotation in the thunderstorm that passed over Lanai, which triggered the warning.

4 Responses to “OK, Now I’ve Heard Everything…A Tornado? (UPDATED)”

  1. Lynn Vasquez Says:

    I saw that too. I couldn’t sleep and waited for any news. Nuttin. Now, I’m grouchy but happy that nobody got hurt. Still they recieved alot of rain. I can imagine the scare they had.

    Lynn

  2. eric Says:

    I heard there was a small tornado. This is the second tornado in as many years coming through the state.

    Global warming is more dangerous than a small terrorist war to the United States of America. What would an increase of 5 or 10 feet do to the coastline of the world? New York, Tokyo, Calcutta, London, Dubai?

  3. Freshly Squeezed Says:

    Global Warming and Our Bad Weather Streak: Related?

    Commented Eric: I heard there was a small tornado. This is the second tornado in as many years coming through the state. Global warming is more dangerous than a small terrorist war to the United States of America. What would…

  4. Jamie Says:

    There was a tornado today March 27th 2006 that has been believed to have touched down in the Haiku area, after one was reported to almost touch down two days prior. This is one nasty storm system that is hovering over the islands, and most islanders dont have any knowledge about tornado’s or hail, which have had a couple freak occurances, and can lead to alot of deaths if they stand about gawking at something that normally doesnt happen here, but looks to be occuring more frequently as of late.

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