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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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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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Are you ready to take that next step to ensure the safety of your family and friends during a disaster? The County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management offers free classes as part of it’s CERT training…Community Emergency Response Team. Here’s a peek at one of the three classes that need to be attended to ...
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In August of 2014 Tropical Storm Iselle collided with Hawaii island. Iselle caused immense damage when it stalled and started to chew on the island’s abundance of Albezia trees, “There’s areas where it looks like a giant has come through with a weed-whacker,” said a state employee to Hawaii News Now. The toppled trees in ...
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