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Latest News Releases

August 28, 2014  FEMA DETERMINES ISELLE IMPACT DOES NOT MEET PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION CRITERIA

August 25, 2014  SIREN TESTING NEAR CAMP ERDMAN WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

August 21, 2014  GOVERNOR SENDS REQUEST FOR PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION

August 18, 2014  MORE THAN 1,400 VISIT STATE DARCs

August 15, 2014  ISELLE RECOVERY UPDATE FOR AUG. 15

                          Supplemental Proclamation can be found HERE

August 14, 2014  ISELLE RECOVERY UPDATE: ONE WEEK LATER

August 13, 2014  ISELLE ASSESSORS AND INSPECTORS

August 12, 2014  TIPS ON HELPING THOSE IMPACTED BY ISELLE

August 12, 2014  JOINT COUNTY AND STATE EFFORT CONTINUES

August 12, 2014  DISASTER ASSISTANCE AND RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN

August 11, 2014  HI-EMA ISELLE RECOVERY UPDATE

August 9, 2014  STATE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER FOR ISELLE CLOSES

August 6, 2014  GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE SIGNS EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

                        CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROCLAMATION

 

 


We created a few fact sheets for the public on disaster related topics.

 

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 1 - Should I shelter-in-place or go to a hurricane evacuation shelter?

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 2 - What should I do in an emergency if my kids are at school or daycare?

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 3 - What should I do in an emergency if I have access and functional needs?

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 4 - How do I prepare my home for high winds?

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 5 - What should I do immediately after a hurricane or tropical storm?

HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 6 - Post Storm Assessments & Inspections

Make a Plan

Create an emergency plan. You can download the HI-EMA Emergency template or create a plan of your own. It's important that you and your family knows what to do in case there's a natural disaster.

Build a Kit

Put together an emergency supply kit. We recommend at least 7 days worth of food, water and supplies.View our preparedness brochure for more information.

Disaster Kit Information

Strengthen your home for natural disasters

Download the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to get great information to take action and implement steps that could significantly lower your risk to damage to your home from a natural disaster.

 

Get more information from your county at:
Department of Emergency Management (C&C Honolulu), Kauai Civil Defense Agency, Maui Civil Defense Agency, Hawaii Civil Defense Agency

 


Tsunami Evacuation Zone Mapping Tool
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Special Needs Information

Special Needs Information For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations.

American Red Cross Disaster Response Courses - Hawaii Chapter

By taking FREE disaster response courses with the Red Cross you can help your community. The Red Cross courses teach you how to Manage and Evacuation Shelter, Conduct Disaster Assessment, and Provide Direct Assistance to Families in need. Go to Hawaii Red Cross for course information on Adult/Youth/Infant CPR and First aid, Youth lessons, Caregiving and Nurse Aide Competency, and more.