Tag Archives: Hawaii

Hawaii Prepared – Preparedness Products on Big Island

Hawaii Prepared For those of you out there who have looked to purchase emergency preparedness items like freeze dried foods, emergency candles, first aid kits, etc. and been put off by the extraordinarily high shipping costs to the island, your … Continue reading

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Tsunami Warning

As we were watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy – a Frankenstorm, Megastorm, Superstorm hybrid of a mess converging on the East Coast, a 7.7 earthquake hit off the coast of western Canada.  After an hour or two the authorities … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Garden

In my last post I mentioned how important it is to consider food security, especially living in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately our islands are not self-sustaining – we cannot support the population without importing food. On top of … Continue reading

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September is National Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, President Obama has declared September National Preparedness Month. It’s a good time to take another look at your family’s state of disaster readiness. If you live on Oahu, a Preparedness EXPO sponsored by FEMA, … Continue reading

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FEMA courses in Hilo, Kona

The Pacific Regional Disaster Preparedness Center will offer a series of FEMA certification courses from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 11-14 , in Hilo and Kona. The sessions will be presented in the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo (HICH) conference room … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Hawaii: FEMA running out of money

So far this season, Hawaii has not been under threat from a hurricane, even though fierce storms on the mainland US continue to cause trouble for millions of people living in their paths. Hurricane Irene, though not a high category … Continue reading

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Community Hazard Preparedness Workshops coming to Hilo and Kona

MEDIA RELEASE Are you prepared for the next natural hazard? Saturday, JUNE 25th 8:30am-12:30pm University of Hawaii- Hilo UCB Lecture Hall- 200 W. Kawili St, Hilo Saturday, JULY 16 th 8:30am-12:30pm West Hawaii Civic Center- Community Meeting Hale Bldg. G … Continue reading

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