Tsunami Surge Closes Two Hawaii Hotels Temporarily

 Two Hawaii hotels, both on the Big Island, have temporarily closed after water surges from the weekend's tsunami caused damage. The 243-room Four Seasons Hualalai sustained water damage to about 12 rooms and suites and has relocated its guests to other hotels, including properties on Lanai and Maui. The hotel will reopen on March 21. The 125-room Kona Village Resort has also closed after sustaining water damage. According to the resort's website, guests were taken to an evacuation site. The website did not specify the extent of the damage to the property. The 452-room King Kamehameha Hotel also experienced water damage on its first floor, though the hotel did not close.