Hawaii Department of Public Works Spends $20,000 + on Website Hosting and Design Services

Jesus – talk about a waste of tax dollars!  Where is this website???

Contract Title:

Website Hosting and Design Services for Traffic Division and Flood Protection

Consultant:

Hawaii Information Consortium LLC

Amount:

$20,700.00

Contact Person:

Noelani Whittington

Phone No.:

808 961-8787

Add on top of that we, the public will have to pay a fee to this company each time we register our vehicles through them.

NEW PHOTOS RELEASED: Hilo, Hawaii 1960 Tsunami Aftermath

I just noticed this video uploaded by youtube user sdcheapshot and it shows pictures of the aftermath of the 1960 Hilo Tsunami that I don’t think many folks have seen before:

This tidal wave hit Hilo on May 23, 1960, destroyed 530 buildings and killed 61 in spite of the siren warning system that was established in 1948. Most of the people who were killed ignored the early warning sirens.

The USS Lurline cruise ship departs port hours before the pending tsunami arrives. Young boys frolic for the coins passengers toss from the ship, seeming unaware of the pending disaster.

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