Information and News Releases

SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST HONOLULU — The state’s monthly test of the 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 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all ...
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State Emergency Management officials say the threat of North Korea actually firing a nuclear missile at Hawaii is extremely small. But yet with the unpredictable leadership of North Korea, Hawaii needs to take steps to prepare just in case. Military experts estimate a missile from North Korea would take between 12-20 minutes to reach Hawaii. ...
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As of late April there were 13 confirmed cases of Rat Lungworm disease in Hawaii. The illness is caused by a roundworm parasite that can be transmitted from rat…to slug…to human.  Rat Lungworm is an extremely debilitating illness but it’s not usually fatal. Click on the following link to learn more about Rat Lungworm disease and what you ...
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Honolulu Star Advertiser, Written by William Cole, Military Writer–  Nuclear arms experts think North Korea already has, or soon will have, the ability to target Hawaii with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile with possibly about the same destructive force as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Warnings are mounting apace with that growing threat. ...
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Hawaii’s geographic location and its high number of volcanic related earthquakes…make all islands vulnerable to both “distant and locally generated” tsunamis. Over the past 70 years 222 lives have been lost on Hawaii shores from powerful tsunamis generated by destructive earthquakes. In observance of Tsunami Awareness Month…and in an effort to get more people to create ...
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