Statewide Hurricane Preparedness

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    11 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    11 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    48 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Athens, TX Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

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January 10, 2015

Makani Pahili Statewide Hurricane Preparedness Exercise

Massive storm systems result in some of the most devastating, wide-spread, and costly disasters. The high winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge associated with tropical cyclones can result in wide-spread devastation. Warning systems, advance planning, and exercises can help reduce impacts and help authorities better respond to challenges posed by damaged infrastructure and displaced populations. Although hurricanes are relatively rare events in Hawaii, five storms have caused significant damage in the islands since 1950. Hurricane Iniki, for instance, devastated the island of Kauai in 1992, causing $2.3 billion in property damage.

Each year, we participate in Hawaii’s statewide hurricane preparedness exercise, Makani Pahili (Hawaiian for “strong winds”). This high-profile exercise focuses on improving Hawaii’s overall preparedness for the Central Pacific hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, and includes simulating a major hurricane that causes significant damage and loss of life.

DisasterAWARE®, our decision support system is used through all phases of the exercise, providing government agencies and military organizations with access to simulated damage assessment maps, detailed weather graphics, and hurricane scenario model outputs. The annual Makani Pahili exercise provides an opportunity to evaluate warning, evacuation, and sheltering capabilities; validate response and recovery plans; and raise public awareness of hurricane-related risks.

Cover photo: U.S. Air Force by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson

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