KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A county agency says the Big Island suffered more than $14 million in damage during a tsunami triggered by the earthquake in Japan.
Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento says the new estimate includes $11.1 million in damage to businesses.
Hawaii News Now reports businesses that were affected include the Kona Inn and the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Residences incurred about $2.5 million. County facilities in Kona suffered $562,000.
The data does not account for loss of contents in businesses or homes during the March 11 tsunami. State officials will use the report to request federal assistance.
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