In the aftermath of the earthquake in Chile, monstrous Tsunamis (tidal waves) were projected to strike coasts all along the Pacific Rim. The worst of these were expected to strike Hawaii, causing panic as residents moved inland to higher ground.
The fears proved to be groundless, however, as the majority of the waves to strike the Hawaiin Islands were of the one to three foot variety (with one actually cresting as high as seven feet).
This did not stop the Obama administration, however, from stating that the President's missing birth certificate was destroyed during the storms and flooding.
Said one White House official, "we understand that the island took such a pounding that the birth certificate, stored on the eighth floor of a building five miles inland, was destroyed. We regret that we will be unablet to follow through with our plans to release the document to the public, and lament that there were no photocopies made."
Fortunately, there was no other damage to the islands, with the exception of a few sand castles being wrecked on the beaches. The children who created those sand castles have applied for Federal Disaster Relief Money, and FEMA is investigating their claims (and will grant them, provided that the children are from minority families who have joined ACORN and vote Democrat).