Issues and Advisories

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Central Pacific hurricane season, which runs until November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Central Pacific Hurricane Center is predicting a near or below-normal hurricane season in the region this year, due to near-average ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean where hurricanes ...
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ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our 2019-nCoV advisories page. For more recent news items about 2019-nCoV, see our latest updates on the news page.  ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM: What is happening? On Monday, January 27, the Centers for ...
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From July 11 to 13, public health officials on Kauai will visit 200 households to conduct a 10-minute interview on how prepared they are for disaster. Questions will be related to emergency supplies, evacuation plans, mosquito abatement activity, and communications preferences in time of disaster. Participants (as well as those who do not wish to ...
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Updated August 13, 2018 Latest Information There are currently no tropical storms in the Central Pacific region. However, hurricanes or other storms may form in the future, making now a good time to make sure you have a family emergency plan and a 14-day emergency kit (see “What should I do?” below). Health Information People ...
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Although a nuclear attack is extremely unlikely, recent news has brought this issue to the public’s attention. As with all threats, preparation is important. A nuclear attack can occur if an enemy state or terrorists deliberately fire a missile armed with a nuclear weapon at a city, military base, etc., or transport a nuclear weapon into such ...
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