Click on any of the icons below for information about resources available to help keep you, your family and community safe during natural and man-made disasters.


Be ready for hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural or man-made disasters with the official ReadyHawaii app. Preparing for disasters is one of the most important things you can do for the safety of you and your family. Created by the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management and available on iTunes and Google Play.​

Learn more about the free app  here .


An emergency can strike our community, our home, and our family unexpectedly, without warning. Do you know what to do? Does your family know how to contact you? Do you have a plan to connect and meet up with your loved ones?
Fortunately, residents of Hawai‘i have an opportunity to join in an effort to use our powerful resource of community before encountering an emergency—helping ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our community prepare, and making Hawai‘i ready.

Local agencies across Hawai‘i are teaming up to share information and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with a statewide campaign, Get Ready Hawai‘i.

You will find information on  how to build an emergency kit and develop a family emergency plan, including how to contact family members and how to meet up after an emergency. Participate by being prepared yourself and by being an advocate for family emergency preparedness.


The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is the emergency management agency for the State of Hawaiʻi. In its headquarters in Diamond Head Crater, Hawaiʻi EMA serves as the coordinating agency between the four county emergency management agencies (Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense, Maui County Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management, and Kauaʻi

Emergency response is only one of the functions of Hawaiʻi EMA. The five core capabilities that guide Hawaiʻi EMA are Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The branches in the Hawaiʻi EMA organization address these capabilities. These branches are Preparedness, Operations, Telecommunications, Logistics, and Finance/Administration.​​​

Waianae Coast Disaster Readiness Team

The Wai'anae Coast Disaster Readiness Team was established in 2014. With the increase of natural and man-made disasters, it was apparent that the Wai'anae Coast communities needed to do something to address the real possibility of Wai'anae residents being cut off and isolated for a period of time before government assistance could establish aid. It also became clear that the communities have a large elderly population as well as individuals with access issues and functional needs who may not be able to fend for themselves.


HNL Info is Honolulu’s way to keep the public informed about traffic situations, weather advisories,
events happening around the island, and much more. Residents and visitors customize their
experience by creating an account and subscribing to topics of interest. Messages are received via
push notification, e-mail, or SMS (text messaging).

Learn more about the free app here.


A corps of trained volunteers who would activate themselves immediately after a disaster to assist their families, neighbors, and communities until first responders can reach affected areas.

Training consists of 16 classroom hours and a 4 hour field exercise to test your skills. Classroom hours are in the City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the basement of the Frank Fasi Municipal Building; please contact us for class dates and times. If you have a group that would like training, we can design a course around your schedule and location.


The NDPTC is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), which was expanded in 2007 to address all-hazards capabilities by the addition of the University of Hawai`i. The NDPTC is authorized to develop and deliver training and educational programs related to homeland security and disaster management, with a specific focus on natural hazards, coastal communities, and the special needs and opportunities of islands and territories. The NDPTC actively engages internally with FEMA and the University of Hawai`i, as well as with external partners across the region to integrate the delivery of its training, products, and services.

On February 9, 2010, the NDPTC officially announced their opening with a special ceremony at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 community leaders, emergency responders, and educators.


The American Red Cross in Hawaii prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The American Red Cross of Hawaii provides the following programs and services in the State of Hawaii.

  • Disaster Relief
  • Safety Training
  • Military (Service to the Armed Forces)
  • International Services
  • Community Events and Presentations (speaker requests)


​​PDC uses information, science, and technology to enable effective evidence-based decision making and to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) concepts and strategies. The Center provides multi-hazard warning and decision support tools to facilitate informed decision making and critical information sharing, supporting appropriate and effective actions.

PDC also conducts advanced risk assessments that integrate hazard exposure with socio-economic factors for vulnerability and capacity, so the disproportionate impact on populations can be better understood, and then mitigated through improved preparedness and planning processes. We also assist in enhancing disaster management capacities for preparation and response through dedicated information services, and engagements in training, exercises, and workshops.


HWMO's vision is for communities and natural resources across Hawaii and the Pacific to be protected from the effects of wildfire.

HWMO is dedicated to proactive and collaborative wildfire-related education, outreach and technical assistance, project implementation, and research.


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.​​​


The Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle (preparation, response, and recovery) to help disaster survivors and their communities.​


Learn hazard awareness, preparedness, disaster planning and how to help your community to be self-reliant during and after a disaster


Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

A Weather-Ready Nation: Society is Prepared for and Responds to Weather-Dependent Event


The app also notifies users of the closest available Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have proven to be crucial in improving a person’s chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). PulsePoint is not limited to emergency responders or those with official CPR certification, as it can be used by anyone who has been trained in CPR.


Nextdoor is the private social network for your neighborhood.
Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, learning about an upcoming block party, or hearing about a rash of car break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us. We just need an easier way to connect with them.


At Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, we work hard to provide you with reliable electric service. But power outages could happen. Outages can range from short, momentary interruptions that merely cause the lights to flicker to major outages lasting for days after a devastating hurricane.

We've prepared the Handbook for Emergency Preparedness publication as a guide for you. This handbook is available in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Ilocano, and Korean. Please take time to read it. We hope it will help you understand why power outages occur and more importantly, how to minimize the inconveniences and dangers they can cause. You may also request a printed copy by calling our local office at the following phone numbers:

Hawaiian Electric (Oahu):  (808) 543-7511