Upcoming Events & Contests

Upcoming Events & Contests

Hawaii State Civil Defense will be participating in the following events/contests. Contact us at

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April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i. This month was chosen to honor the victims and survivors of the April 1, 1946 Tsunami that originated from the Aleutian Islands. To learn more about tsunami and what you should do to keep your family and friends safe, visit one or more of the events below. Also click here to view flyer.

Tsunami Awareness Month Events

March 28, 2014
Tsunami Awareness Month Kickoff
NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, 11 am
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and others will speak on tsunami awareness and announce 2nd annual poster contest winner. Contact John Cummings at the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management for more information, (808)723-8960.

April 1, 2014
Shinmachi Memorial Remembrance Ceremony
Shinmachi Memorial, Downtown Hilo, 11–11:45 am (travel available upon coordination)
Mayor Billy Kenoi to officiate a remembrance ceremony at the Shinmachi Memorial. Contact Shelly Kunishige, State Civil Defense, (808) 733-4300.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Tsunami “Walk to Safety”
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, 11:30 am
Joint Base staff and families will gather to raise awareness and walk the tsunami evacuation route on base. Contact Larry Sabatine, JBPHH DEM, (808) 448-2742.

April 3, 2014
Talk Story with Mayor Bernard Carvalho
Kauai Mayor’s show taping with National Weather Service to include information on updated tsunami evacuation zones and the tsunami evacuation route and signage project. Contact Mary Daubert, or Elton Ushio, (808) 241-1800.

April 4, 2014
Hilo First Friday
Pacific Tsunami Museum will open its doors in downtown Hilo at a reduced rate to share exhibits focusing on tsunami history and science. Contact PTM at (808) 935-0926.


April 6, 2014

Pacific Tsunami Museum Talk Story Festival
Pacific Tsunami Museum hosts this annual event focusing on survivor stories. Contact PTM at (808) 935-0926.

April 11, 2014
Hickam Earth Day at Air Force Exchange
10 am–2:00 pm. Contact Larry Sabatine, JBPHH DEM, (808) 448-2742.

April 19, 2014
Tsunami Awareness Fair in Hilo
Wailoa River State Recreation Area, 9 am–2 pm
Coordinated by Hawaii County Civil Defense, (808) 935-0031.

April 18, 2014
Joint Base Earth Day Fair at Navy Exchange (NEX)
Contact Larry Sabatine, JBPHH DEM, (808) 448-2742.

Molokai Earth Day
National Weather Service to distribute tsunami related information at Molokai Earth Day Festival. Contact Mike Cantin, (808) 973-5286.

April 23-26, 2014
Merrie Monarch Craft Fair
Pacific Tsunami Museum to host a booth at the Merrie Monarch Craft Fair. Contact PTM at (808) 935-0926.

May 23, 2014
Tsunami Awareness Month Closing at Hilo Clock
Contact PTM at (808) 935-0926.