Latest News Releases
November 24, 2014 SIREN AND EMEGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST ON DEC. 2, 2014
November 12, 2014 ELIGIBLE AGENCIES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND APPLICANT BRIEFINGS FOR LAVA FLOW
October 31, 2014 SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST NOV. 3, 2014
October 24, 2014 GOVERNOR REQUESTS PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LAVA FLOW
October 22, 2014 SBA OFFERS DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO HAWAII RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
We created a few fact sheets for the public on disaster related topics.
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 1 - Should I shelter-in-place or go to a hurricane evacuation shelter?
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 2 - What should I do in an emergency if my kids are at school or daycare?
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 3 - What should I do in an emergency if I have access and functional needs?
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 4 - How do I prepare my home for high winds?
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 5 - What should I do immediately after a hurricane or tropical storm?
HI-EMA Fact Sheet No. 6 - Post Storm Assessments & Inspections
Make a Plan
Create an emergency plan. You can download the HI-EMA Emergency template or create a plan of your own. It's important that you and your family knows what to do in case there's a natural disaster.
Build a Kit
Put together an emergency supply kit. We recommend at least 7 days worth of food, water and supplies.View our preparedness brochure for more information.
Strengthen your home for natural disasters
Download the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to get great information to take action and implement steps that could significantly lower your risk to damage to your home from a natural disaster.
Tsunami Evacuation Zone Mapping Tool
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By taking FREE disaster response courses with the Red Cross you can help your community. The Red Cross courses teach you how to Manage and Evacuation Shelter, Conduct Disaster Assessment, and Provide Direct Assistance to Families in need. Go to Hawaii Red Cross for course information on Adult/Youth/Infant CPR and First aid, Youth lessons, Caregiving and Nurse Aide Competency, and more.