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HONOLULU — It’s a familiar sight: The public receives a warning of a possible emergency and long lines suddenly appear at gas stations, grocery stores, and ATMs across Hawaii. But there is a better way. With the arrival of hurricane season, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding residents to prepare an “emergency kit” ...
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What: Tests of Sirens at Aolewa Place, Lagoon Drive, Waimanalo Beach Park Who: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency When: June 13, 2018 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO TEST SIRENS AT AOLEWA PL, LAGOON DR, WAIMANALO, JUNE 13, 2018   HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA), together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of ...
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May 17, 2018 Representatives of government agencies and eligible private non-profit agencies with costs related to the recent flooding on Kauai and in East Honolulu are invited to Applicant Briefings for the federal Public Assistance (PA) program. The presentation will include application procedures, administrative requirements, and funding and program eligibility criteria. Under the PA Program, ...
Read More Applicants for FEMA Public Assistance invited to Kauai and Honolulu briefings

To protect residents in the area of ashfall from the Halemaumau eruption from breathing volcanic ash, free masks will be distributed as follows: Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Shipman Park Pavilion, Keaau One mask per family member will help ...
Read More Free dust masks available for Hawaii County residents

The Hawaii State Department of Health reports that the current eruption activity is producing dangerous Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) gas and other emissions that present hazards to health, especially for the elderly, young children and babies, and people with respiratory problems. People who are downwind or close to the vents and lava flows are also at high ...
Read More How to cope with hazardous volcanic gas emissions