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As of November 29, 2016, the Maui County Civil Defense Agency has been officially renamed the Maui County Emergency Management Agency. The name change was directed by voters who chose to change the agency’s title via charter amendment during the November 8th General Election for the State of Hawaii.   The Federal Civil Defense Act ...
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  The State of Hawaii is in the process of developing a Business Resource Center to aid businesses before, during and after a disaster. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, partnered with the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu College, has wrapped up a series of focus group meetings aimed at defining the role and responsibilities of ...
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A young ʻuaʻu stretches its wings in preparation for its first flight out to sea. The ʻuaʻu, or Hawaiian petrel, is a federally endangered native seabird that nests at high elevations on Mauna Loa volcano. To learn more about the ‘ua’u visit the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Watch at  http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=464 High on the slopes of ...
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Homeland Security urges Americans to report suspicious activity, but what does that mean exactly? To learn more visit Homeland Security at https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/what-suspicious-activity    

Boy scouts camping at Halape Beach on the Big Island in 1975 were hit by a locally generated tsunami in the middle of the night. The scout leader and a local fisherman were killed. Take a trip back in time and read more at the Pacific Tsunami Museum website http://tsunami.org/8stories/narratives/13michael_stearns_halape.html An essay written by Michael ...
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