Natural Disasters

Hawaii is susceptible to a number of natural disasters, including hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, lava, tsunamis, wildfire, and other emergencies. The Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) is tasked with promoting and supporting emergency preparedness in order to protect the public’s health in case of a natural disaster. This includes coordinating emergency planning and support with a number of community partners, including Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM), local hospitals, mass care providers, and other local providers.

For information on how you can prepare ahead of time in order to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, please visit our “Protect Your Family”page.

Last reviewed December 2022