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.


Friday, June 8, 2018
HI-EMA Reminds Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With the arrival of hurricane season, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding residents to prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water and other supplies.
“Our 14-day recommendation is based on the experiences of other states and jurisdictions that have gone through similar disasters,” said Jennifer Walter, Chief of HI-EMA’s Preparedness Branch. “What happened in Puerto Rico last year can happen here, but we have a chance to get ahead of the game. Everyone who plans ahead and prepares an emergency kit helps not only themselves, but the entire community deal with a disaster.”
Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Monthly Siren Test - Friday, June 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 FRIDAY, JUNE 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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hurricane season starts June 1st

The official hurricane season in the central Pacific region, which includes Hawai'i, starts on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

According to the National Weather Service, this year’s outlook calls for three to six tropical cyclones with a 40 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.

The outlook is a general guide to the overall seasonal hurricane activity in the Central Pacific basin and does not predict whether or how many of these systems will affect Hawai‘i.

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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