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.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monthly Siren Test - Wednesday, November 1st at 11:45 am

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

During this test, all warning sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone). The warning sirens are used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life or property. The sound of the sirens is a cue for residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

This test will NOT include the Attack Warning Signal (Wailing Tone.) We will begin testing the Attack Warning Signal on Thursday, December 1, 2017 in conjunction with the standard STEADY one minute Attention Alert Signal test

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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