New Tool May Alert Public to Potential Dangers | News, Sports, Jobs

As the hurricane season draws to a close and our rainy months begin, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has launched a new interactive tool to provide the public with up-to-date information on potential hazards in statewide.

Using the “Know your dangers” map on HI-EMA’s website, residents and visitors of Hawaii can get up-to-date information on power outages, hurricane wind and sea data, flood risk, water levels. streams, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic activity and more.

This tool was developed by Jonathan Levy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at HI-EMA, as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to ensure the most accurate reporting of hazards and threats that may affect residents. and visitors.

“Our agency’s mission is to help the Hawaii ohana prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies,” said Levy.

“This tool helps our entire community to be more aware of the current dangers in Hawaii, where they live, work and play. This gives them the opportunity to make informed decisions about disaster preparedness and planning. “

During our current “wet season,” Maui may experience our most common hazard – flooding and associated impacts.

The interactive tool can be used on desktops and mobile devices, and be shared on Twitter and Facebook. Use it to stay informed about potential dangers.