Current government guidelines for preparing for a disaster indicate it may take up to 72 hours, or more, for emergency personnel to reach you. You and your family should have an emergency plan as well as an emergency preparedness kit containing essentials you need to survive a disaster. For assistance in creating an emergency plan/kit and guidelines for disasters, you can go to Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
Also, check out our Emergency Resources page for resources, links, and phone numbers to various agencies.
Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough destroy whole cities. They can trigger tsunamis, landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity. Click here to learn how you can be prepared for the next earthquake.
A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by displacement of a large volume of water typically caused by earthquakes, volcanic activity, or landslides. There is no tsunami season. Click here for more information.
Hurricane season runs from June to November. Click here for more information on hurricanes and how you can prepare.
Flash floods are caused by heavy rain and can occur at any time with little to no warning. Please click here for more information.
After the false alert in January, 2018, many questions were raised. Click here for more details on how to be prepared, and what to do, in case of a missile attack.
Wildfires are a year round hazard in Hawaii and dry conditions aggravate the risk. Most wildfires are started by people. Click here to see how you can help prevent wildfires.