>> Hurricane Season
In Hawaii, hurricane season runs from June-November each year. If needed, know where the closest safe havens (during a storm) or shelters (after the storm if your home is damaged) are for you and your family. Off post, shelters are used for both during and after a storm.
Please note shelters and safe havens are not available until they are opened by the Hawaii Department of Emergency Management (off post) or the garrison commander (on post).
The Emergency Management program provides oversight for emergency planning and preparedness, crisis management situations and reduce the risk of emergencies impacting the U.S Army Garrison Hawaii community through preparedness.
The Emergency Management program establishes and maintains a community preparedness program ensuring Soldiers, civilian employees and family members are provided guidance on individual and family emergency preparations.
During a large-scale emergency, the Emergency Operations Center activates communications channels that keep our communities posted about the emergency, and any action that should be taken to minimize the impact of the storm or other emergency.
These information channels include, but are not limited to:
- U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- The Installation Operations Center, (808) 656-3272
- ALERT: Primary mass warning and notification system that targets phones and work computers with text messages, phone calls, email messages and pop-up alerts. Modify your registration via the blue alert icon on your work computer, or by visiting the self-registration link ✪. Family members can be added to a service member or employee's profile, or they can have their own account created. Check with your unit or office's emergency management officer for more information.
- Giant Voice System and indoor/outdoor speaker systems: Secondary mass warning and notification system that targets facilities and outdoor areas on U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii installations.
- Tenant command and agency telephone alerting/recalls
- Hawaii Department of Emergency Management
- HNL Info: HNL Info is Oahu’s way to keep the public informed about traffic situations, weather advisories, events happening around the island, and much more. Residents and visitors customize their experience by creating an account and subscribing to topics of interest.
- Ready Army: The Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, civilian employees and their families of relevant hazards and encouraging them to Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.
- U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii's WebEOC: A web-based crisis management system designed for supporting the Incident Command System method of response management for significant incidents.
- Army Disaster Personnel Accountability & Assessment, or ADPAAS: The Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System standardizes a method for the Army to account, assess, manage, and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families affected and/or scattered by a wide-spread catastrophic event.