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Hawaii is in the midst of a multi-million dollar project to upgrade and augment the state’s outdoor warning siren  system. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has partnered with the counties on the $25 million project to replace outdated sirens and install new sirens to provide uniform coverage across the islands. Click on this link for ...
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By Kirstin Downey, Civil Beat, Hawaii   WASHINGTON — At the request of Congress, the federal Missile Defense Agency is evaluating the threat to Hawaii from ballistic missiles and possible defenses against them. The little-noticed provision raising questions about Hawaii’s vulnerability was tucked into the massive $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed ...
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Unknown to thousands of visitors in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, a simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016. Sadly, Matt Damon, who starred in the movie “The Martian,” was not aboard. The 2016 work was part of NASA’s Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) program. BASALT ...
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TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 537 AM HST FRI FEB 17 2017 TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - ...
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MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — Whether it’s the noxious gases rising from the Kilauea volcano, or the lively coral reefs that sprawl across the seafloor around the island chain, Hawaii’s ecosystems are under some serious scientific scrutiny this month. Researchers are here gathering data using NASA’s high-altitude airplanes, outfitted with cameras that capture visible light as well as infrared ...
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