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GIS' future is with crowds, clouds ... and 4-DGCN.comThe Pacific Disaster Center is headquartered in Hawaii, and the Hawaii State Civil Defense uses iPhones and asked for the application. ...and more »
State Civil Defense Puts Pressure on BillionaireKITV HonoluluA new law passed by legislators now gives state civil defense more authority to take action if health and safety are at issue. “The law basically says the ...
US Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract AwardsVeterans Today Network(16 percent); Okinawa, Japan (14 percent); Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (3 percent); Twenty- Nine Palms, Calif. (2 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (2 percent); and Beaufort, ...
Nearly $36 M for broadband infrastructure expansion in HawaiiKHON2The network would enhance public safety and greatly improve the Hawaii State Civil Defense Agency's statewide connectivity. -- Construct 240 miles of new ...and more »
Values and political balanceHonolulu Star-Advertiser... such as after the Big Island earthquake in 2006, when he rushed to the Civil Defense command center at Diamond Head while she was on the Big Island. ...and more »
Abercrombie frames himself as an agent for changeHonolulu Star-AdvertiserHe's advocated for human and civil rights." Abercrombie, who was born in Buffalo, NY, and came to Hawaii in 1959 for graduate school at the University of ...and more »
DLNR: Mauna Kea wildfire mop upBig Island Video NewsOther agencies included Hawaii County Civil Defense, Hawaii Police Department, Hawaii Department of Transportation and Hawaii County Department of Public ...and more »
Hawaii County to build six new water spigot stationsHawaii 24/7... water by transferring maintenance and operations of the county's public water spigots from the Civil Defense Agency to the Department of Public Works. ...
GlobalPostHow Costa Rica is battling for gay rightsGlobalPostIn 1993 the Supreme Court of Hawaii ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. ...and more »
Same-sex couples in Hawaii look to CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesThe Hawaii lawsuit focuses on legalizing civil unions, which give same-sex partners the same rights and responsibilities as marriage, such as obligations to ...and more »
Big Island Video NewsVIDEO: Saddle Road open, Mauna Kea wildfire burnsBig Island Video News... now consumed an estimated 1350 acres and remains at 55% contained, according to a Wednesday afternoon message issued by the Hawaii County Civil Defense. ...and more »
Big Isle police arrest man in 1300-acre brush fireHonolulu Star-AdvertiserEgami said Civil Defense was looking at reopening Saddle Road this morning. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call acting Lt. Reed Mahuna ...and more »
Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage Without Being Homophobic?Huffington Post (blog)Indeed, as I tell in my book "From The Closet to the Courtroom," when the plaintiffs in the Hawaii same-sex marriage case in 1991 first asked the Honolulu ...and more »
Firefighters battling wildfire at Big Island's Pohakuloa Training AreaKHON2... but it's not threatening any structures. Civil defense and the US army emergency services are assisting federal firefighters as they fight back the flames.Saddle Road to re-open Wednesday morning (Aug 25) to trafficHawaii 24/7all 16 news articles »
Guam Guard Hosting "Vigilant Guard" This WeekPacific News Center... Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA), Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) as well as several other Government of Guam ...and more »
Materials tested for building hurricane-proof safe roomsHonolulu Star-AdvertiserTests on wind-resistant materials for the rooms are being conducted by the state Civil Defense in conjunction with University of Hawaii engineering ...and more »
Aloha Update (blog)Secret rejection of Leonard leads to very public feudHonolulu Star-AdvertiserCivil Defense plans to keep the message simple: RUNNNNNNN! » The city is moving to cancel a contract to ship Oahu garbage to Washington state after a tribal ...Senate rejects high court pickLeagle.comall 73 news articles »
Service sends text, e-mail disaster alertsHonolulu Star-AdvertiserMost people learn about disaster emergencies today from the city Department of Emergency Management through either Civil Defense sirens, their televisions ...and more »
Beautiful pahoehoe flows from Kilauea volcano cascade gently down the pali. Visit the HVO web site for daily updates. volcanoes.usgs.gov Please remain within the boundaries of the safe official viewing area. Civil Defense, advised by HVO scientists, determines which locations are best for visitors to see lava flows near Kalapana. Video shot & edited by UHH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV). www.uhh.hawaii.edu
Independence Day 2010. A brush fire engulfs nearly half of the hills in Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai.Little Brother went out and filmed the peak of the fire. Recorded with Nikon D5000, 720p.
Lava from Kilauea Volcano has covered the old Viewing Area, including signs. Trees are burning nearby. The lava delta at the ocean is expanding, and becoming more explosive and dangerous with time. The Public Viewing Area has been moved inland, to protect visitors, who can see the recent, still-hot lava flow that has covered the asphalt. Visit the HVO web site for daily updates. volcanoes.usgs.gov Please remain within the boundaries of the safe official viewing area. Civil Defense, advised by HVO scientists, determines which locations are best for visitors to see lava flows near Kalapana. Video shot & edited by UHH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV). www.uhh.hawaii.edu
Lava from Kilauea Volcano enters the ocean on 1 May 2010. The red lava quickly crusts over, forming beautiful black rock formations. As the steam clears, a face is visible in the rock: the profile of the beautiful Hawaiian volcano goddess, Madame Pele. This formation only lasted a few hours before it was covered by subsequent flows. Still photos of Pele in lava are remarkable; this rare video showcases Pele in action. The lava delta is now growing, and becoming more explosive and dangerous with time; hence, the Public Viewing Area is being moved inland, to protect visitors. Visit the HVO web site for daily updates. volcanoes.usgs.gov Please remain within the boundaries of the safe official viewing area. Civil Defense, advised by HVO scientists, determines which locations are best for visitors to see lava flows near Kalapana. Video shot & edited by UHH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV). www.uhh.hawaii.edu
January 3, 2010 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii VIDEO by David Corrigan This video is a mash-up of the coverage that first appeared on www.bigislandvideonews.com Officials have planned a long list of events in January to compliment Volcano Awareness Month, but apparently Pele had her own ideas on how the kick off event should be handled. Saturday's opening press conference at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, originally scheduled to be held on the scenic Jaggar Museum overlook, was forced indoors when shifting winds blew dangerous volcanic emissions over the popular Big Island park. As the press arrived to film the special event, they were met with thick vog, the ominous beeping of handheld air monitors signaling dangerous sulfur dioxide levels, and park rangers in gas masks. One ranger said the measurements had even reached 14 parts per million, a number rarely seen at the overlook location (the monitors sound off at 3 ppm). The plume from Kilauea's Halemaumau vent normally tends to blow southwest, thanks to the steady tradewinds that grace the island. Perhaps Pele, the legendary goddess of fire said to reside within the volcano, wanted to punctuate the kick off event for Volcano Awareness Month in her own way. The following videos, shot from the safe indoor haven of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory adjoining the Jaggar Museum, document the short series of speakers at the kick off. The designated month is intended to "promote the importance of understanding ...
Beautiful lava flows from Kilauea eruption are visible, immediately adjacent to the Public Viewing Area, so bring your camera! Shorter hike, better view; hours are 2 pm - 10 pm. Unforgettable experience. Please note that lava viewing conditions change from one day to the next. Visit the HVO web site for daily updates. volcanoes.usgs.gov Please remain within the boundaries of the safe official viewing area. Civil Defense, advised by HVO scientists, determines which locations are best for visitors to see lava flows near Kalapana. Officers patrol the area to ensure the hours of 2 - 10 pm are honored. Video shot & edited by UHH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV). www.uhh.hawaii.edu
Seventeen seconds of Maui County Civil Defense Agency three minute tsunami siren as heard from a lanai in Haiku (Maui), Hawaii, on 27 Feb 2010 morning. Still photos show neighborhood siren from which sound emanated and a Civil Defense decal on or near siren pole.
On 2/27/2010, we were awoken at 6 am to the sound of the civil defense sirens. We turned on the TV and were told that a tsunami warning was in effect. The waves were expected to reach the Hawaiian Islands just after 11 am It was a beautiful, calm morning. We made sure we had water and food, in case the power went out, then we just waited. The evacuation area was just across the canal from us, in Waikiki. Most buildings evacuated vertically, so the traffic was light. At around noon, we started to see the surge of the tsunami. It isn't big enough to see on the video; but if you look carefully, you can see the brown water making its way up the canal. Each surge took about 10 to 15 minutes. We could see the exposed reef just off shore, when the water receded. The most interesting sight was the boats. All the Honolulu harbors were evacuated. The last image shows the hundreds of boats anchored off shore. I learned a lot about how a tsunami works; and I'm grateful that this was a non-event. Absolutely one for the memory books!
UH-Hilo professional tripod footage, edited. Wailoa Pond ducks riding waves at 3:13. Time-lapse of (1)Breakwall (2)Wailuku River (3)Coconut Island (4)Wailoa Pond. Covering 11:00 am until 6:30 pm, scenes include Civil Defense, Ponahawai onlookers, logs being carried upriver, & Honolii deserted. Note high-water lines at Bayfront & Suisan. Videographer: Darcy Bevens. For more information about tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, visit our web site at www.uhh.hawaii.edu
Part two shows our civil defense, police, and fire depaprtment doing their work to clear the beaches and roads of the homeless, as well as traffic in and out of the danger zone. Boat owners take their boat out of the harbor to more than two miles out to sea. The safest place to be during a tsunami is in the deep ocean. After the all clear is given, Island residents as well as our tourist go back to their normal lives and their vacation.....
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Tsunami about to hit hawaii
MUST SEE OR HEAR FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NEVER HEARD OR BEEN WAKEN UP AT 6:00AM IN THE MORNING NOT KNOW WHAT THE WORLD WAS HAPPENING...JUST LIL I-REPORT ACTION...THE SIRENS STARTED AT 6AM AND REALLY FREAKED PEOPLE OUT,BUT WE ALL HANDLED IT WELL...SHAME THE ISLAND NEVER HAS ENOUGH WATER BUT THEY SURE HAD ENOUGH ENERGY SHOTS AND BOOSTER CRACK IN A CAN,BUT...NO WATER...SHIT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN REAL SHIT OUT OF LUCK...IF WE WOULD HAVE TRULY BEEN HITTIN BY THE TSUNAMI...THE WORLD WAS TRULY FIXATED ON WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO US...I THINK WE ALL HERE FELT THE WORLDS ENERGY...I THANKED THE UNIVERSE...ALOHAZZZ...THIS IS FROM MY APT...
At 6:00 AM HST, All Civil Defense sirens sound for a real tsunami warning in Hawaii. A giant earthquake in Chile triggered the tsunami. I loaded up what I could, evacuated from Kalama Valley below and headed up Kamehame ridge. The sirens sounded on the hour thereafter, and I recorded the 8:00AM sounding with my iPhone. I stayed up here until the all-clear signal was given. Luckily, Hawaii and other Pacific areas did not have a devastating tsunami, but Chile is definitely going to need some help.
At 6:00am on February 27, 2010 the State of Hawaii sounded Civil Defense sirens across the island of Oahu in preparation for a tsunami resulting from an 8.8 magnitude earthquake originating in Chile. At this time, we did not know the potential effects of the tsunami and you can hear us discussing what to do in the background as the sirens sound. Edit: This was one of the most chilling sounds I've ever heard in my life. Edit2: These sirens were sounded at the 3, 2, 1, and half hour mark of the tsunami. Throughout the morning, supermarkets were saturated with people trying to buy emergency supplies. The result of the incident was minor tsunami waves under one foot felt throughout the archipelago; so for those of you planning your next vacation to Hawai'i, there's nothing to fear - Waikiki is still here!
The Civil Defense Department of the State of Hawaii sounding off the alarms around the Island of Oahu. The Alarm sounding off in this clip was at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor, Waikiki, Hawaii. This alarm was at 9:00am and the first Tsunami is expected to hit at 1125am Hawaii time. A Chi Chi Bun Production/ All Rights Reserved 2010
www.prh.noaa.gov BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 148 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0834 PM HST 26 FEB 2010 COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH 72.6 WEST LOCATION - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE MAGNITUDE - 8.8 MOMENT MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- ANCUD CL 41.9S 73.8W 0838Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 84MIN CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 1029Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 30MIN ARICA CL 18.5S 70.3W 1008Z 0.94M / 3.1FT 42MIN IQUIQUE CL 20.2S 70.1W 0907Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 68MIN ANTOFAGASTA CL 23.2S 70.4W 0941Z 0.49M / 1.6FT 52MIN DART LIMA 32412 18.0S 86.4W 0941Z 0.24M / 0.8FT 36MIN CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0843Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 20MIN TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.4W 0653Z 2.34M / 7.7FT 88MIN COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0852Z 1.32M / 4.3FT 30MIN CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0739Z 0.90M / 2.9FT 16MIN SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0815Z 0.53M / 1.7FT 08MIN VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0708Z 1.29M / 4.2FT 20MIN LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH) LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST) TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME) AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND ...
Hawai'i Tsunami Civil Defense Alarm. This was the third alarm warning the island of the approaching tsunami. Started at 1030 Hawaii time. Expected to impact our coastlines at around 1135 Hawaii time.
HONOLULU - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii following a strong 8.8-magnitude earthquake Friday evening near the coast of Chile that caused substantial damage and fatalities. At 12:46 am Hawaii time Saturday morning (2:46 am PT), the warning center said a tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along coastlines of all Hawaii islands. It said urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property. Warning sirens sounded statewide at 6 am (8 am PT). The sirens went off at different times in each county as the estimated arrival time for the tsunami neared. A tsunami of unknown height was expected to hit the Big Island at 11:19 am (9:19 pm PT). The estimated arrival time for Honolulu was 11:25 am local time, 1:25 pm PT. Shelly Ichishita, state Civil Defense spokeswoman, said early reports indicated that the tsunami "could possibly be about two meters high in Hilo." But she stressed those reports were preliminary. As of 1:48 am Hawaii time, the warning remained in effect. Barry Hirshon of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on CNN some areas of Hawaii likely could see a 10 to 15 foot rise. After the initial wave, the event could generate "many, many waves" and last "at least six hours," he said. The magnitude 8.8 earthquake was reported at 8:34 pm Hawaii time and was centered near the coast of Chile. An advisory was issued for Hawaii and forecasters said there was a possibility that the advisory could be elevated to ...
Hawai'i Tsunami Civil Defense Alarm. This was the third alarm warning the island of the approaching tsunami. Started at 0900 Hawaii time. Expected to impact our coastlines at around 1135 Hawaii time.
This is what the tsunami alert system sounds like. Recorded in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii at 8:30 AM 2/27/10. Tsunami to hit Maui at 11:26 AM.
A video recorded at 7am. this is the second civil defense siren warning that occurred in Hawaii. Sirens have gone off every hour up until 11am. The first siren occurred at 6am PST. Civil defense sirens are intended to make the community aware of the threat of a tsunami and alert people to move to higher ground. Several sirens are dispersed around the island and simultaneously go off for 2-3 minutes. The forewarning has been effective and people have vacated the low lying areas.
Hawai'i Tsunami Civil Defense Alarm. This was the second alarm warning the island of the approaching tsunami. Started at 0700 Hawaii time. Expected to impact our coastlines at around 1135 Hawaii time.
CD Sirens going off at 0600 hrs HST on 02/27/2010 for the tsunami warning.
Video of the sirens going off in Hawaii, statewide at 6am. Excerpt from www.hawaiinewsnow.com : Tsunami warning in effect for Hawaii Posted: Feb 27, 2010 1:06 AM HST Updated: Feb 27, 2010 2:45 AM HST 8.8 earthquake strikes Chile, Hawaii under tsunami warning HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow...
Tsunami Warning Sirens sounding in Honolulu, HI for Chilean Earthquake at 6am HST on February 27, 2010.
A two minute video of the sirens going off in Waikiki at 6 AM. This is a warning of the wave(s) to hit at approximately 11 AM local time. All beaches, parks, marinas have been closed.
45 years later, they still miss 'old Klamath'Daily Triplicate21, 1964, Del Norte County Civil Defense Chief William Parker was first alerted that floods were expected from a strong winter storm already onshore. ...
Lessons of blackout learnedHonolulu Star-BulletinState Civil Defense Vice Director Ed Teixeira said that after 2006 the state helped KZOO, a Japanese-language radio station, and KNDI, which broadcasts in ...and more »
Improvements Made In 5 Years Since TsunamiKITV.comThose messages go to the emergency management officials or the civil defense agencies or their equivalent in these countries and they make the decision ...and more »
Big Island Video NewsFlash flood watch for Hawaii IslandKPUABy 67AM KPUA News HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Sunday December 20. ...RAW VIDEO: Violent storm srikes Puna on the Big IslandBig Island Video NewsBig Island Under Flash Flood Watch Until 10 amKHON2Oahu, Maui County, Big Island Under Flood WatchKITV.comHonolulu Star-Bulletin -Honolulu Advertiser -Hawaii 24/7all 13 news articles »