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, April 6, 2021
Hawaii Sea Grant's Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

The fourth edition of the Hawaii Sea Grant’s Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards is now available for free at public libraries across Kauai! This is a perfect opportunity to get started on your home retrofits in time for hurricane season, which starts on June 1st. The Handbook also covers flooding (evacuation planning, home mitigation, recovery and insurance). This is particularly relevant to today given the recent heavy rain events. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there is something in the handbook for you to protect property, yourself, and your family! Stop by any public library and request your book at the counter. If you are doing business at the County of Kauai Building or Planning Departments, you can also pick one up there. Limit one handbook for family, please.  

Contact Information

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Elton Ushio

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

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

 Bookmark This Page: http://www.kauai.gov/kema

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County of Kauai Shelter Information

Tsunami Evacuation Zone Legend


Measles Information

Rat Lungworm Disease

Mosquito-borne Diseases