Mission Statement and Vision


To protect lives and property in the County of Kauaʻi by coordinating and integrating efforts among all levels of government and the private sector to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other threats and hazards.



The Kauaʻi Emergency Management Agency strives to actively promote and enhance whole-community preparedness, resilience and safety in the face of numerous threats, hazards and disasters that can potentially affect our island communities.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
KEMA urges residents to report flood damage for FEMA individual assistance appeal

The Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) is urging Kaua‘i residents affected by the April 14-15 flooding event to submit any unreported damages of homes and businesses. All reports will be used in the state’s appeal to qualify for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program.

Report damages here.

Monday, April 30, 2018
Monthly Siren Test - Tuesday, May 1st at 11:45 am

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide OutdoorWarning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.
The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all warning sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone). There will be no exercise or drill accompanying the test.
The Attention Alert Signal informs residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency, or if in a coastal inundation area, evacuate to higher ground.

Contact Information

Elton Ushio,
Emergency Management Administrator

Kauai Emergency Management Agency
3990 Kaana Street, Suite 100
Lihue, Hawaii, 96766

Phone: (808) 241-1800
Fax: (808) 241-1860
Email: kema@kauai.gov

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April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

Tsunami Evacuation Zone Legend


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