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Hawai‘i Emergency False Alarm Attributed to Human Error

Emergency Alert for Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has confirmed that there was no ballistic missile and that there were no computer hacks to the HI-EMA system.

The cause of the false alarm was human error. HI-EMA has already taken measures to ensure that an incident such as the one that occurred this morning does not happen again. HI-EMA has also started a review of cancellation procedures to inform the public immediately if a cancellation is warranted. HI-EMA understands that false alarms such as this can erode public confidence in our emergency notification systems. We understand the serious nature of the warning alert systems and the need to get this right 100% of the time.

The following is a synopsis of what occurred:

Approx. 8:05 a.m.: A routine internal test during a shift change was initiated. This was a test that involved the Emergency Alert System, the Wireless Emergency Alert, but no warning sirens.

Dengue Fever Closes Hookena Big Island Hawaii

Big Island officials close Ho'okena Beach Park to reduce dengue fever threat


UPDATE 16 November 2015: 

56 cases of dengue fever on the Big Island have been confirmed by the Hawai’i Department of Health.

Of those infected, 46 are Hawai’i residents while ten have been visitors. Fifteen of those impacted are under the age of 18.

Over the weekend, DOH crews conducted spraying operations in a widely spanned area of the Big Island, including Napoopoo, Honaunau, Captain Cook, Ookala, Papaaloa, Kea’au and Mountain View on Sunday, as well as areas in South Kona.

CAPTAIN COOK, BIG ISLAND- Big Island officials have closed Ho'okena Beach Park in Captain Cook to reduce the dengue fever threat and conduct mosquito control.

The closure comes in the wake of an outbreak of the illness on the Big Island. Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes.

Big Island of Hawaii: Mauna Loa’s volcano alert level to Advisory status

USGS raises Mauna Loa’s volcano alert level to Advisory status

Mauna Loa Volcano Activity

TOP: Mauna Loa weekly earthquake rates between 2010 and September 17, 2015. Blue bars indicate the number of earthquakes that were located by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory seismic network. Earthquakes of all magnitudes are plotted. Subtle increases in earthquake rates started in mid-2013, while more obvious changes in rates started in 2014.
BOTTOM: Change in distance across Mauna Loa’s summit caldera between 2010 and September 17, 2015. Blue dots indicate the relative distance between two stations that span the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, shown in the map on the upper left. Sustained extension across the caldera started in mid-2014. This extension is one of the indicators of magma infilling a complex reservoir system beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

Kokua Kailua Kona Schedule

Kailua Kona Local Shopping and Cultural Event

  • *Stroll Kailua Village and enjoy Musicians, Artists, Merchants, and Restaurants. 
  • *Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only 
  • *Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants 

2015 4th of July Parade in Kona Hawaii

Kona 4th of july parade 2015


20th Annual Independence Day  (4th of July) Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza in Kona, Hawaii

Each year The Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association Committee hosts the much anticipated 4th of July parade in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii drawing thousands of spectators. This year's 20th Annual Kailua-Kona Community Independence Day Parade, themed "Celebrate Freedom!" will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.

Parade festivities will begin promptly at 6:00PM and will feature various organizations, businesses, officials, committee members and more. Parade entrants will take the traditional route from Kuakini Highway to Palani Drive, onto Ali'i Drive.

Live announcer stations will include West Hawaii Today; Big Daddy's; Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel; Banyan Court; Pancho & Lefty's Mexican Cantina; Hale Halawai; Island Lava Java and Humpy's Big Island Alehouse.

The parade is expected to complete at 7:45PM and will be followed by the Kailua-Kona 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at 8PM to commence over Kailua Bay.

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