Severe Weather Tips
Hawaii's rainy season runs from October to March. The rainy season can put us at risk of flash flooding. Please take precautions to ensure your safety. State Civil Defense offers the following tips:
Check for SCHOOL CLOSURES.
If you believe you are in danger from flash flooding, walk to higher ground immediately. Do not walk through flood waters.
Check the FEMA website for more information.
Dec 13, 2008 Flood Season Warning Message
Dec 15, 2008 Disaster Assistance Center Schedule
Dec 16, 2008 Disaster Assistance Center Schedule (Revised)
Dec 20, 2008 Disaster Assistance Centers Serve 500 Flood Victims
Dec 24, 2008 Governor Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration (updated)
Create an emergency plan. You can fill in the blanks on our template or create a plan of your own.
Put together an emergency supply kit. Visit our preparedness page for more information.
Tsunami Evacuation Zone Mapping Tool
|Emergency preparedness kits should contain the essentials your family needs to survive during a disaster: fresh water, food, cleaning materials, clothing, and blankets. Visit this link for a comprehensive list to help in assembling a kit of your own.|
NIMS Compliance Worksheet
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 "Management of Domestic Incidents" required that states and local jurisdictions adopt the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Read more
As a contribution to the building of training to support the communication of tsunami risk to the public, the IOC of UNESCO has developed the TsunamiTeacher Information and Resource Toolkit. The Toolkit brings together a wealth of new and existing information on tsunamis into a single, reliable, and verified global resource that is widely accessible to people, groups and governments around the world. TsunamiTeacher aims to build awareness and capacity to respond and mitigate the impact of tsunamis through the sharing of knowledge, research, and best practices.
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.
Since September 11, 2001, Americans are more aware than ever of the threat of terrorist acts on home soil. In the days following the attacks we saw immediate and selfless volunteering, generous monetary gifts, blood donations, and an outpouring of support and patriotism across America. Sustaining that spirit of volunteerism and unity is crucial to defending the freedoms America holds dear.
Americans are working together to strengthen their communities. President George W. Bush is working to support community-based efforts through the newly-proposed Citizen Corps. This broad network of volunteer efforts will harness the power of the American people by relying on their individual skills and interests to prepare local communities to effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, or any kind of disaster.
State Preparedness Report
The State Preparedness Report showcases the capabilities and accomplishments of each State’s and Territory’s all-hazards preparedness program and provides a method for States to communicate their plan to increase preparedness to Congress. The State Preparedness Report is both a measure of past capabilities and accomplishments, combined with an estimate of future capabilities. The State Preparedness Report tracks state-wide planning and incident management efforts, current preparedness capability levels, targeted levels of capability, aggregate preparedness expenditures, and estimates of the total monetary and non-monetary resources needed to support all preparedness-related activities for a three year period.
The report will focus on the eight National Priorities as an organizing framework, emphasizing the all-hazards nature of the report, reporting on State-specific priorities, selected target capabilities and consolidating overlapping requirements.
The State Preparedness Report provides a state-wide perspective, inclusive of each jurisdiction and state agency, in a collaborative development process from a variety of preparedness-related communities (e.g., law enforcement, fire, Emergency Medical Services, public health, public works, agriculture, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and information technology).
The Hawaii State Preparedness Plan will be submitted to Department of Homeland Security not later than March 31, 2008. Submission into the Hawaii Preparedness Report is due to State Civil Defense by January 28, 2008.