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April 1st kicked off Tsunami Awareness Month. April was selected as the month to observe the necessity for tsuanmi awareness because one of Hawaii’s deadliest tsunamis occurred on April 1, 1946. All year ’round, schools across the state are diligent in rehearsing evacuation drills should the unthinkable become reality. The students at Haleiwa Elementary practiced ...
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The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.4 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank on Thursday, March 23, at 10:27 a.m., HST. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/index.php   The earthquake, which was widely felt on the Island of Hawaiʻi, was ...
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Students at Manoa Elementary School were a bit surprised at how devastating a natural hazard can be. They were extremely interested in a presentation on emergency preparedness…given by Kevin Richards, a Natural Hazards Officer at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The students learned the importance of knowing “What to do”…and “When to do it”. Click ...
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Dozens of Hawaii ham radio operators are poised to spring into action  to help the state during a disaster or emergency. These individuals have a fervor for emergency communications and are prepared to work long hard hours to protect their island ohana. Their commitment is appreciated and embraced by emergency managers. Click on this link for more ...
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Recent collapses at the Kamokuna ocean entry underscore on-going hazard Since its initiation on July 26, 2016, the Kamokuna ocean entry has drawn thousands of visitors eager to witness the creation of new land. The interaction of hot lava and cold seawater produces beautiful and powerful displays that can only be observed on Hawaiʻi Island. ...
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