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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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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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Students at Manoa Elementary School were a bit surprised at how devastating a natural hazard can be. They were extremely interested in a presentation on emergency preparedness…given by Kevin Richards, a Natural Hazards Officer at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The students learned the importance of knowing “What to do”…and “When to do it”. Click ...
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Dozens of Hawaii ham radio operators are poised to spring into action  to help the state during a disaster or emergency. These individuals have a fervor for emergency communications and are prepared to work long hard hours to protect their island ohana. Their commitment is appreciated and embraced by emergency managers. Click on this link for more ...
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