Information and News Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY August 24, 2018 What: Briefing and Media Conference on JTF 5-0 and Dual Status Command Who: Gov. David Ige, Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara When: 2:00 pm, August 24, 2018 Where: State Emergency Operations Center (EOC, Birkheimer), HI-EMA, Diamond Head, Oahu, HI          MAP attached HONOLULU, HI- The Secretary of Defense, ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY August 23, 2018 Hawaii Emergency Management Agency activates Joint Information Center Honolulu- The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has activated a Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of media operations regarding Hurricane Lane. The JIC will handle all media inquiries for HI-EMA (and the Hawaii National Guard) which include state-level inquiries and interview requests. ...
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While public hurricane/tropical cyclone/storm evacuation shelters offer some protection from high winds and flying debris, they are intended to be a last resort for residents and visitors without safer options to use at their own risk. In almost all cases, the identified evacuation shelters HAVE NOT been designed or hardened for winds greater than a ...
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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAl’I PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the ...
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For Immediate Release August 20, 2018 Luke P. Meyers named Executive Officer of Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency HONOLULU – Luke P. Meyers, a Certified Emergency Manager who most recently served in a variety of posts in the Pacific Northwest, has joined the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) as Executive Officer, announced HI-EMA Administrator Tom Travis. ...
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