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STATE TO CONDUCT WEEKLONG MAKANI PAHILI READINESS EXERCISES For Immediate Release: Friday, May 6, 2022                                                        Release No. 2022-023 HONOLULU —The State of Hawaiʻi will conduct the annual 2022 Makani Pahili series of exercises to test statewide hurricane preparedness and response capabilities from Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 16. The exercise is coordinated by ...
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MONTHLY SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST   For Immediate Release: Friday, April 29, 2022                                                     Release No. 2022-022   HONOLULU — The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. ...
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SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS MOST OF HAWAIʻI ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR LOANS FOR ECONOMIC INJURY FROM DROUGHT; DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR OʻAHU For Immediate Release: Monday, April 18, 2022                                                 Release No. 2022-021 HONOLULU — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering assistance to small, nonfarm businesses in Hawaiʻi through low-interest federal disaster loans to offset ...
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Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency Expands Outreach With Translated Tsunami PSA For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 14, 2022                                               Release No. 2022-020 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has released an animated tsunami PSA with new closed captioning in Japanese and Tagalog, expanding the resources available to prepare all Hawai‘i residents and visitors for ...
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AGRICULTURE SECRETARY DECLARES DROUGHT DISASTER AFFECTING MAUI AND HAWAI‘I COUNTIES, ALLOWING EMERGENCY FARM LOANS For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12, 2022                                                 Release No. 2022-019 HONOLULU – The United States Department of Agriculture has designated Maui County and Hawai‘i County as primary natural disaster areas as a result of drought, making farm operators in those ...
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