Hawaii State and County Websites Didn't Serve Public During Tsunami

City & County of Honolulu

UPDATED 3/14/11 11:30 a.m.

Most Hawaii residents were glued to TV, radio and online reports from the moment they heard about the tsunami Thursday evening until the all clear was sounded Friday.

We were fortunate to have major lines of media fully engaged with the crisis, and government officials and experts at the ready to keep the state updated on important developments.

Glaringly absent, however, were the websites of state and county government, including emergency and civil defense sites that a concerned resident might logically go to for critical information.

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