Friday, March 11, 2011
Tsunami in Kona
The terrible earthquake in Japan resulted in a Tsunami in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Compared to the destruction in Japan, it was minor, but there were many structures, houses and businesses along the beach that were damaged or destroyed.
Waves crashed over Ali'i Drive along Kailua Bay and destroyed sidewalks, buildings and businesses.
Access to the beach and Ali'i Drive along the beach was blocked by Civil Defense.
Evacuated cars and people lined Kuakini Drive waiting to get back to their homes.
Ali'i Drive was strewn with trees, electric wires. Some houses were destroyed after being lifted off their foundation.
Honls Beach on Ali'i Drive was flooded to the sea wall and littered with debris.
Sand covered the road next to the King Kamehameha Hotel.
Sites with pictures and videos of Kailua Kona Village destruction:
Triathlon Competitor News - showing Kailua pier under water
Samfarmar tsunami video - showing the wall of water going over the Kona sea wall