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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2020 HONOLULU — While the National Weather Service is predicting an average storm potential for this year’s hurricane season—2-6 tropical cyclones, the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic stresses the critical need for preparedness to avoid long lines at gas stations, grocery stores, and ATMs across Hawai’i. “Hurricane season brings the ...
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HONOLULU — The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady ...
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH S. HARA DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LUKE P. MEYERS ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT For Immediate Release April 29, 2020 What: Monthly Siren Test for May 2020 Who: Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency When: Friday, May 1, 2020 MONTHLY SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2020 Private Non-Profit Organizations in the State of Hawai’i are Invited to Apply for FEMA Public Assistance HONOLULU — Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and non-profit organizations with emergency protective measure expenses related to the ongoing COVID-19 event, may be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ...
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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAI‘I PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me 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 State of ...
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