Statewide Hurricane Preparedness

  • Wildfire - Galvarino Commune, Chile

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.3 - 105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    52 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - 9km NNE of Doganyol, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Flood - Shelton, WA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Faranah - Guinea

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Yakossi, Mbomou - Central African Republic

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Yei, Central Equatoria - South Sudan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Lokoja, Kogi - Nigeria

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Cooma, New South Wales - Australia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jesup, GA Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 57km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Charles, LA Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Beardstown, IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carlyle, IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 61km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.5

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Diane

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Esami

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 15km E of Kirkagac, Turkey

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 33km W of Villazon, Bolivia

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Southwest Indian Ridge

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Twelve

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - East of the North Island of New Zealand

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 48km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 60 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.0

    23 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus – China

    1 week ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    1 month ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 weeks ago INFORMATION

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Montana, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Huanuco, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Arequipa, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Bolivia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanches - Northern India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Southern Switzerland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Spain

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern France

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Nunavut, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Zimbabwe and Mozambique

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Floods - Northwestern Angola

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 8km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Guatemala

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 weeks ago INFORMATION

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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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