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CIVIL DEFENSE ALERT ARCHIVE

This is an Archive of previous alerts posted to the Civil Defense Messages and Alerts page. For current alerts please visit the Civil Defense Messages and Alerts page.

Friday
May312019

State Siren Test

The monthly test of the 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 3, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

 

During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone).  A simultaneous test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System is conducted with the monthly siren sounding, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry. There will be no exercise or drill accompanying the test.

 

The Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawaii’s Statewide Alert & Warning System used to notify the public during emergencies.

 

If you hear this siren tone in circumstances other than a test, follow emergency information and instructions provided by official government channels. This may be in the form of a local radio, television station broadcast, or cellular Wireless Emergency Alert.

 

Wireless Emergency Alert delivers sound-and-text warnings to compatible mobile cellular phones. The Emergency Alert System & Wireless Emergency Alert’s notifications are managed by FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure.

Tuesday
May142019

This is a Civil Defense Tsunami Information message for Tuesday, May 14 at 4 in the morning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has occurred near Papua New Guinea.

PTWC confirms there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii.  I say again, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii.

You will be informed should conditions change.

Thank you for your attention.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Monday
May062019

No Tsunami Threat

Incident: Earthquake - No Tsunami Threat

This is a Civil Defense Earthquake Information message for Monday, May 6 at 11:25 in the morning.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has occurred near Papua New Guinea.

There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii.  I say again, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii.

You will be informed should conditions change.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Friday
May032019

Incident: High Wind Warning for the Summits of Hawaii Island

 

Incident: High Wind Warning for the Summits of Hawaii Island
This is a Civil Defense High Wind Warning message for Friday, May 3 at 4 in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Summits of Hawaii Island.
A High Wind Warning for the summits means dangerous and severe sustained winds of at least 56 MPH with gusts over 66 MPH are expected.
Due to the High Wind Warning for the summits, please take the following precautions;
Motorist in summit areas, especially those in high profile vehicles, are urged to drive with caution.
Summit roads and access may be closed without notice.
Stay tuned to your radio for updates and changes in conditions.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

Monday
Apr292019

Incident: Flood Advisory

Incident: Flood Advisory

This is a Civil Defense Flood Advisory message for Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:30 in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Districts of Puna, Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, and Kona.

A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding that is not considered a significant threat to life or property is expected or occurring.  Flooding problems, such as flooding in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage as well as minor flooding of streets and roadways are possible.

Due to the Flood Advisory, the following are issued;

  • Stay away from flood prone areas.
  • Heavy rainfall and ponding will cause hazardous driving conditions.
  • Expect possible interruption to your utility services.
  • Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals.  Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
  • Remember, if lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

Again, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Districts of Puna, Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, and Kona through this evening.

Have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.