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Over the past seventy years 222 lives have been lost on Hawaii shores from powerful tsunamis generated by destructive earthquakes. When a  tsunami is imminent, evacuation needs to occur quickly and efficiently. Kailua….and eventually other coastal communities will be getting tsunami evacuation signs that will direct residents and tourists to safe areas should evacuation be ...
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In August of 2014 Tropical Storm Iselle collided with Hawaii island. Iselle caused immense damage when it stalled and started to chew on the island’s abundance of Albezia trees, “There’s areas where it looks like a giant has come through with a weed-whacker,” said a state employee to Hawaii News Now. The toppled trees in ...
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Training Year-Round

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Main

As 2016 comes to a close…the people of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency are already gearing up for the challenges of 2017. During the past year Hawaii-EMA, which serves as the coordinating agency for the four counties during times of emergencies and disasters, activated its Emergency Operating Center three times. Many residents will recall Tropical ...
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Tsunami Watch Cancelled

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Main

Tsunami Watch Cancelled

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Main