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Pacific Tsunami Museum Brochure

The Museum’s brochure delineates our mission, describes the Museum experience, and provides safety response information.


How to Prepare Your Business for the Next Tsunami: 
A Guide for Businesses in the Hawaiian Islands

The Pacific Tsunami Museum partnered with the Hawai’i County Planning Department to produce a guide on how to prepare your business for the next tsunami. This is a local product, specifically addressing coastal businesses and facilities in the State of Hawai’i. This 14 page, full color guide focuses on the basics of what you need to know to be able to prepare your business and staff for the next tsunami. It includes the following:

  • What you need to know about the tsunami hazard
  • The history of Hilo businesses and tsunamis
  • Preparing your business for the next tsunami event
  • How to create an evacuation plan for a locally generated and for distant tsunamis
  • The tsunami business buddy system
  • Disaster evacuation kits
  • Recovering from a destructive tsunami
  • Checklist

Tsunami Education: A Blueprint for Coastal Communities

This guide was created as part of the tsunami education, preparation, and recovery project for downtown Hilo. Written by Kylie Alexandra, Genevieve Cain, and Patsy Iwasaki, this document was prepared on behalf of the Pacific Tsunami Museum and the County of Hawai’i Planning Department.


East Hawai’i Walking/Driving Tour of Historical Tsunami Sites

The Pacific Tsunami Museum (PTM) offers a self-guided walking and driving guidebook of historical tsunami sites. The guidebook tour takes place within our East Hawai’i tsunami corridor, which stretches from the northern end of the Hamakua Coast down to the popular strip of beaches in Keaukaha. The sites are open to all visitors, residents and children. 

The guidebook offers an eclectic mixture of descriptive stories, survivor quotes and historical photographs. By visiting the sites described, visitors and residents will have the opportunity to take a virtual trip back in time to the fateful morning of April 1st, 1946, and the deadly early morning hours of May 23, 1960.

The guidebook is free and available at PTM. It contains information and directions to facilitate the experience of the sites. The tour is also geared towards educating children and aims to provide an interactive family experience.