Hawaii advances preparedness and security through partnership

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    30 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    36 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    42 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Creston, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 14 km NW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 9 km E of Tsurib, Russia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of State of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Jilkminggan, Northern Territory, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Taiwan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - S of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 174 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - S of Diapaga, Tapoa, Burkina Faso

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ouadda, Haute, Kotto, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Risaralda Department, Colombia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Fog - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Mount Surprise, Queensland, Australia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Cold - Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 178 km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Telangana, India

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, China, India and Nepal

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Yogyakarta, Bantul Regency, Indonesia

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran and Iraq

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Sumbawanga, Rukwa, Tanzania

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Obo, Haut, Mbomou, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Birao, Vakaga, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Luzon, Philippines

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Uruguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - North Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Daan, Jilin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huai He Basin, N of Huai He River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Johannesburg City, South Africa

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 25, 2013

Hawaii State Civil Defense (HSCD) is advancing preparedness and security for island residents by concentrating on developing strong cross-sector relationships that engage the “whole of community.” In order to achieve this, HSCD organized the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Workshop 2013 (HEPHSW), October 21-23, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. During the first two days, Workshop attendees were welcomed by the Adjutant General Maj Gen Darryll D. M. Wong and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie.

Themed “Resiliency Through Partnerships,” the Workshop brought together traditional partners in emergency management and, in order to expose them to the emergency preparedness and homeland security communities, invited non-traditional partners to participate as well. The event provided networking opportunities and both formal and informal settings for training and the exchange of information, innovative ideas, and best practices. The Workshop was divided into three tracks to allow participants to drill down in particular topics, including community resiliency, mass care and vulnerable populations, and cyber security for everyone.

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) co-sponsored the Workshop and provided multiple presentations to support the two-and-a-half day event. Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Disaster Services, presented on the “Essentials of Community Resiliency” and introduced and led a training session on DisasterAWARE. Also, PDC Disaster Management Specialist and Response Lead Michael Chatman delivered a talk on “Building the Whole of Community,” and Hazard Mitigation Specialist Sharon Mielbrecht presented on the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resiliency Program (HHARP), jointly developed by PDC and HSCD. PDC participated in a Senior Executive Seminar focusing on major disaster preparedness and response themes. The seminar was led by Governor Abercrombie, and facilitated by the Mobile Education Team from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).

The event concluded with a special Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Executive Committee (HEPEC) meeting, which focused on resiliency through partnerships and featured presentations by the FBI; PDC; Hawaii Hotel & Visitor Industry Security Association (HHVISA); Hawaii Financial Industry Resilience, Security and Teamwork (HawaiiFIRST); Honolulu Police Department (HPD).

For more information on this event:
• Visit the Workshop’s event site.
• Learn about PDC and HSCD partnering for Hawaii’s statewide hurricane exercise.
• Find out about HHARP, developed by PDC and HSCD.

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