Emergency Information


During hurricane season, which lasts through 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.

  • Tune in to local TV and/or radio to learn if, when and which emergency shelters will be opened.
  • Visit the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency website to view a tsunami evacuation mapping tool.
  • 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.


To check Hawaiʻi weather conditions, visit the NOAA website.

View Hawaiʻi weather forecasts by city on the National Weather Service website.


Visit a comprehensive, up-to-date web portal that provides information regarding the current status of VOG on the Big Island of

For current reports on the Kilauea Eruption, visit http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

and http://www.ivhhn.org/vog//FAQ.pdf

Visit, write or call State Civil Defense, and your county’s Civil Defense office

Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii  96816-4495
Phone: (808) 733-4300

Oʻahu Department of Emergency Management
City and County of Honolulu
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1(808) 523-4121
TDD Service: 1(808) 527-5476

Hawaiʻi (Big Island) Civil Defense Agency
County of Hawaiʻi
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 1(808) 935-0031
After Hours: 1(808) 935-3311

Maui Civil Defense Agency
County of Maui
200 South High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 1(808) 270-7285
After Hours: 1(808) 244-6400

Kauaʻi Civil Defense Agency

3990 Kaana Street, Suite 100
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 1(808) 241-1800
After Hours: 1(808) 241-1711