Statewide hurricane preparedness exercise preparation underway

  • Wildfire - S of Sangar, Chukot - Russia

    10 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Sangar, Chukot - Russia

    11 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Tunguskhaya, Chukot - Russia

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Kachiry, Pavlodar - Kazakhstan

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Vilyuysk, Chukot - Russia

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Mirnyy, Chukot - Russia

    13 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Sangar, Chukot - Russia

    13 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Antalya - Turkey

    13 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Khandyga, Chukot - Russia

    13 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Terbyas, Chukot - Russia

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Khandyga, Chukot - Russia

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mirnyy, Chukot - Russia

    14 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Terbyas, Chukot - Russia

    15 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Yerema, Irkutsk - Russia

    15 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NE of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    15 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Aniakchak, United States

    24 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Olyokminsk, Chukot - Russia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan - Canada

    32 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Pukatawagan, Manitoba - Canada

    33 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Redding, California - United States

    33 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of La Ronge, Saskatchewan - Canada

    33 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Gillam, Manitoba - Canada

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lynn Lake, Manitoba - Canada

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories - Canada

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories - Canada

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Tsiigehtchic, Northwest Territories - Canada

    35 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Berens River, Manitoba - Canada

    35 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii

    35 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Broadwater County (Woods Creek Fire), Montana, United States

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Colville Reservation (Summit Trail Fire), Washington, United States

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Cascade County (American Fork Fire), Montana, United States

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Cascade County (Harris Mountain), Montana, United States

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Butte and Plumas Counties (Dixie Fire), California, United States

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 66 km W of Tobelo, Indonesia

    54 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Depression - Twelve

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Storm - Ignacio

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Hurricane - Hilda

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Sikonge, Tabora - Tanzania

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Luau, Moxico - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - San Antonio, TX Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Natal, Amazonas - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Abuna, Rondnia - Brazil

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Las Animas, CO Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Mugla - Turkey

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 183 km NE of Tual, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Messina, Sicily - Italy

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Bill Nye Mountain Fire), Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Akokli Creek Fire), Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Lincoln County (Burnt Peak Fire), Montana, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Lincoln County (South Yaak Fire), Montana, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Three Valley Lake Fire), Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Shoshone County (Character Complex), Idaho, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - British Columbia (Bunting Road Fire), Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - British Columbia (White Rock Lake Fire), Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Northern India

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Yerema, Irkutsk - Russia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mugla - Turkey

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Mugla - Turkey

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Serang Regency, Banten, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Kazakhstan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Hong Kong

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme heat - Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Mugla - Turkey

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 126 km SSE of Kuril’sk, Russia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - E of Kos, Notio Aigaio - Greece

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Crazy Creek Gorge), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Garfield County (Green Ridge Fire), Washington, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Trozzo Creek Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Octopus Creek Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Michaud Creek Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Two Mile Road Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (NkMip Creek Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - British Columbia (Hunakwa Lake Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - British Columbia (Momich Lake Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Beaverhead County (Alder Creek Fire), Montana, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Wallowa County (Elbow Creek Fire), Oregon, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Thomas Creek Fire), Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Missoula County (Granite Pass Complex Fires), Montana/Idaho, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Asotin County (Lick Creek Fire), Washington, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Plumas County (Dixie-Jumbo Fires), Idaho, United States

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfires - Mineral/Missoula/Sanders Counties (West Lolo Complex), Montana, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Kos, Notio Aigaio - Greece

    18 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Okanogan County (Cedar Creek/Delancy Fires), California, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Kos, Notio Aigaio - Greece

    21 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Kos, Notio Aigaio - Greece

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 65 km SW of San Carlos, Mexico

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Garrison Lake Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - British Columbia (July Mountain Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Okanogan County (Cub Creek 2 Fire), Washington, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Chasm Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Young Lake Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Tremont Creek Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Flat Lake Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (South of Canim Lake Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Lytton Creek Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Mckay Creek Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Sparks Lake Fire), Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 26 km SSW of Mandráki, Greece

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Beaverhead County (Trail Creek Fire), Montana, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Lemhi County (Mud Lick Fire), Idaho, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Nez Perce and Lewis Counties (Snake River Complex Fires), Idaho, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 9 km ESE of Sullana, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Flathead County (Hay Creek Fire), Montana, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Bagana, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Routt County (Morgan Creek Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Klamath County (Bootleg Fire), Oregon, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Costa Rica

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Panama

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Switzerland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Germany

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Central and Eastern Europe

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southwestern Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Brazil

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Qoubaiyat, Lebanon

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Kef and Jendouba Governorates, Tunisia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Austria

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Spain

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Brenda Creek Fire), Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Mount Porter Fire), Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Mckinley Lake Fire), Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - British Columbia (Big Stick Lake Fire), Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Stevens County (Sherwood Fire), Washington, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Maine, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Stevens County (Spruce Canyon Fire), Washington, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Cascade County (Divide Complex - Balsinger Fire), Montana, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 8.2 - 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

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

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ulawun, Papua New Guinea

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic)

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 year ago WARNING

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May 30, 2014

In Hawaii, a statewide hurricane preparedness exercise called Makani Pahili is conducted annually to test and improve disaster readiness for tropical cyclone impacts. By working with a hypothetical scenario of a destructive Category IV hurricane that crosses the entire island chain with wind speeds of 132 mph, participants can engage in exercises designed to allow the State of Hawaii and all four counties, as well as federal, private, and nongovernmental (NGO) stakeholders to practice emergency procedures.

The exercise is organized and coordinated by Hawaii State Civil Defense (HSCD) and begins on June 1, which corresponds to the beginning of the Central Pacific hurricane season. This year, in addition to their coordination with HSCD, each county civil defense agency and the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will be organizing independent tabletop exercises with their partner agencies designed to accommodate each county’s individual needs.

The core competencies being tested and evaluated during this exercise include operational coordination, operational communications, public information and warning, situational assessment, mass care, and critical transportation.

During Makani Pahili, Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC) newly upgraded early warning and multi-hazard monitoring platform, DisasterAWARE v. 5.0, will be used in state and county emergency operation centers for accessing, updating, and sharing exercise information. Participants will be able to simulate the Category IV hurricane environment via a special EXERCISE Emergency Operations (EMOPS) system.

In preparation for the event, PDC has presented numerous DisasterAWARE v. 5.0 user training sessions since April. User training classes have been conducted for Hawaii-based Emergency Managers at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), the Kauai Civil Defense Agency (KCDA), Maui County Civil Defense Agency (MCDA), Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA), and the City and County of Honolulu’s DEM. Various emergency management partners have also taken the training, including FEMA, Honolulu Public Safety, State Department of Transportation, University of Hawai‘i, county fire departments and GIS offices, and various state, county, and nongovernmental entities.

For more information on Makani Pahili:
• Read more about the statewide hurricane exercise,
• Find emergency contact information for Hawaii,

• View an article about last year’s exercise.

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