Emergency Management Agencies
Visit each county’s emergency management website for more information about county-specific preparedness tips and measures. You can also sign up for free text-based notifications for the latest updates on natural disasters and man-made emergencies.
City and County of Honolulu – Department of Emergency Management
County of Hawaiʻi – Civil Defense Agency
County of Maui – Maui Emergency Management Agency
County of Kauaʻi – Kauaʻi Emergency Management Agency
Planning & Preparing for Disaster
During hurricane season, June – November, having a disaster emergency response plan for yourself, as well as your family and pets, is important.
Many disasters like earthquakes, locally generated tsunamis, and others will leave you with very little time to react. Know what resources are available to you beforehand, and develop a plan to ensure that all of your family members know what to do and are accounted for.
- Learn about the types of disasters including hurricanes, tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes and wildfires.
- Visit ready.gov for information on what to include inside of your disaster preparedness kit and for ideas to create a family disaster emergency response plan.
Tsunami Evacuation Zones
Use the tsunami hazard map to enter a specific address or select an island to view a map of tsunami evacuation zones.Go to Page
Volcano Eruptions & VOG
Volcano Eruption Information
- Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park site to learn more about what’s going on with the volcanoes including Kīlauea eruption updates and advisories.
- Visit the USGS Volcano Hazards site to learn more about all active volcanoes in Hawai’i.
VOG’s Health Effects
VOG is a term that refers to volcanic smog. It is the haze you may see in the air that is caused by a combination of weather, wind conditions and volcanic activity. VOG becomes thicker or lighter depending upon the amount of emissions from Kilauea volcano, the direction and amount of wind, and other weather conditions.
Hawai’i Short Term SO2 Advisory
Provides current sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels due to the Kilauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai’i.Go to Page
Wondering if weather will affect your day? NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides immediate access to all available warnings for the United States.Go to Page