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Local Tsunami Information Statement TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 307 AM HST THU MAR 09 2017TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAIISUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENTTHIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME ...
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The state Health Department has issued a brown water advisory for Oahu and Kauai. The public is reminded that after any storm event, storm water runoff may contain sewage, harmful micro-organisms, and chemicals from commercial and industrial sources. The public should stay out of beaches or streams that are contaminated by storm (brown) water. Storm ...
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  The state’s monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system, set for 11:45 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has been rescheduled. The state and counties jointly agree it would be best to reschedule the testing so as to avoid public confusion. Current severe weather conditions may cause area residents to mistake the testing ...
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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 The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has partnered with the counties on the $25 million project to replace outdated sirens and install new sirens to provide uniform coverage across the islands.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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