Alert: Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert on October 3, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018. 

 

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Tropical Storm Olivia - Please Be Safe!

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Aloha friends,

Always helps to be prepared. Please remember our kūpuna and outreach to your neighbors to see if they need support.    

Update from the National Weather Service:
Tropical Storm Olivia has increased its forward movement towards the islands. Expect strong winds, heavy rainfall, and high surf to impact the islands over the next couple of days. Damaging tropical storm force winds are expected on Oahu tonight. 

Showers will gradually increase this afternoon ahead of Olivia. The chance for flooding rainfall will increase rapidly tonight and remain a significant threat through Thursday night. Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts up to 15 inches. Much of this rainfall will be focused on windward areas of the islands, especially from Oahu through the Big Island.

However, flooding is still a significant threat for all areas. Swells and surf generated by Olivia will continue to slowly build this afternoon, and reach damaging levels on some east facing shores later today through Wednesday. Surf heights along east facing shores are expected to reach up to 20 feet across Maui County and the Big Island, and 10 to 15 feet on all other islands. This surf is expected to result in significant beach erosion and overwash onto vulnerable coastal roadways, particularly during high tides.

Next update from NWS at 5.30 pm HST:  click here to view live NWS updates.

For more information please visit the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management page by clicking here.

Other ways to stay up to date: 


Emergency Email and Text Message Alerts:

  • O‘ahu residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive emergency email, cellphone text messages and push alerts from the City and County of Honolulu by downloading the free HNL.info app from the App Store or Google Play. 
  • You can also register online at https://hnl.info/alerts/login.php
  • HNL.info is also perfect for vacationers and out of town family or guests. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your wireless carrier and plan.

Stay safe! 


Checking on You

Rain or shine, I walked door-to-door today checking on my constituents. Today was a little wet, but everything was okay! 

We got lucky with limited effects from Lane, but stay vigilant.  Hurricane season is here until November and we must all come together in our preparedness efforts.  Stress less by making sure you and your 'ohana (to include pets) have all of the necessary food, water, and medicines for a 14 day supply on hand.  Please remember our kūpuna.  If you were unable to do so before, now is the time to outreach to your neighbors to see if they need support. 

Together, we are one. IMUA!

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SAFETY UPDATE: Mahalo for Your Kokua!

Calm before the storm. Spent the afternoon taking down our signs in an effort to prevent flying sign and stake hazards. Please let me know if I missed any by texting/calling my cell at 354-1178 or by CLICKING HERE.    

Mahalo and Stay Safe!


SAFETY UPDATE: Please Take Down Political Signs

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Taking Down Signs for Safety
In an abundance of caution in preparing for Hurricane Lane's impacts, please remove and store all of our campaign signs and banners from your property in an effort to prevent hazards from flying signs and stakes.  If you need assistance, please reply to this email or call/text me with your address at 354-1178 and I'll come by this afternoon.

Make sure you and your ʻohana are safe and prepared! We join forces in emergencies but we need to come together in preparedness efforts. Please remember our kūpuna and outreach to your neighbors to see if they need support.       

Check out the following links for extra information on how to be prepared and what to expect: 

  • Updated tracking of the Hurricane: National Weather Service                                  
  • City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management page by clicking here.
  • Tune in to KSSK Radio (AM 590 / FM 92.3) or any major TV news for updates.
  • General info on the StarAdvertiser preparedness  page.                                                                                                                

Stay safe!
Tommy

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Evacuation Shelters on Oahu

Here’s a list of evacuation shelters on Oahu. Stay Safe!

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‘Hurricane and tropical storm preparedness’ Guide.

The City released an extensive ‘Hurricane and tropical storm preparedness’ guide.  Please stay informed and be prepared.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM FAQs

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Hurricane Lane Update

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It’s never too early to be prepared. Whether it’s Hurricane Lane or another impending emergency, don’t wait!  Take action now to make sure you have enough food, water and medicine on hand for you, your 'ohana, and your pets. We join forces in emergencies but we need to come together in preparedness efforts. Please remember our kūpuna and outreach to your neighbors to see if they need support.                                                      
Do you know what 14 days of food looks like and how much water you will need in case of an emergency?  Check out the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management’s example and sign up for push alerts/email/SMS text messaging at: https://hnl.info/alerts/register.php or via the App Store or Google Play Store.

For more information please visit the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management page by clicking here.

Stay safe!
Tommy

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