County personnel taking part in islandwide tsunami training

  • Hawaii County Department of Public Works personnel are conducting an islandwide tsunami training exercise today. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Department of Public Works personnel are conducting an islandwide tsunami training exercise today.

Kanani Aton, spokeswoman for Hawaii County Civil Defense, said the department’s Traffic Division is taking part in the six-hour scenario, which ends about noon. Crews are practicing response and setting up traffic blocks.

They will be setting up at various intersections, but will not be blocking traffic, Aton said.

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