The recent tsunami warnings have triggered a review of the emergency response by government and coastal communities across the state.
The Big Island is where you can see tsunami zone and evacuation route signs in place in an effort to help improve public safety.
But for some time, state civil defense has been trying to get them installed on Oahu and on other islands.
"We really want communities to be self-reliant. The state civil defense and county civil defense can't be everywhere for everybody," said Kevin John Richards, state civil defense earthquake and tsunami planner.
Part of that involves getting communities drill-ready with a blueprint of where to go and what to do.
Kauai county has just completed tsunami ready training offered by state civil defense.
On Oahu, the program is just rolling out in a handful of Oahu neighborhoods.
Kaneohe Marine base is the first coastal community to install the new signs. Others who have completed the training include Kailua, and Hauula and are awaiting the installation of the signs.
Richards has been reaching out to prepare residents community by community to better understand where the tsunami safe zones are.
"You don’t need to cause chaos or traffic jamming, or anything of that nature. Just stay where you are,” Richards said.