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Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento has announced his retirement effective tomorrow (Dec. 1). In his place, John T. Drummond, an administrative officer at Civil Defense, will serve as interim administrator.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento retires

Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento has announced his retirement effective tomorrow (Dec. 1). In his place, John T. Drummond, an administrative officer at Civil Defense, will serve as interim administrator.

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Kona Town Meeting: Budget, shelters and radiation

Kona Town Meeting: Budget, shelters and radiation

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The Kona Town Meeting this month focused on emergency preparedness, although County Council Chairman Dominic Yagong kicked off Tuesday’s meeting with a quick budget update. Yagong said he wanted to hear opinions on whether the county should authorize a $56 million bond, which would be dedicated mostly to construction […]

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Emergency preparedness on Kona Town agenda (April 12)

Emergency preparedness on Kona Town agenda (April 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Where were you when you heard about the Japan earthquake and the tsunami warning for Hawaii? Were you prepared for the impending tsunami? The only sure thing is that there will be more emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis in the future. Are you fully prepared? Come listen to the experts in […]

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Council Chairman Dominic Yagong called an emergency meeting of the council Saturday evening to hear tsunami updates from Mayor Billy Kenoi and Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento.

Tsunami 2011: Yagong calls emergency council meeting

Council Chairman Dominic Yagong called an emergency meeting of the council Saturday evening to hear tsunami updates from Mayor Billy Kenoi and Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento.

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New building is headquarters for visitor services, resource protection for Hawaii, Pacific

Emergency ops center dedicated at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

New building is headquarters for visitor services, resource protection for Hawaii, Pacific

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When a Hawaiian volcano erupts, who’s watching out for you?  This question will be addressed in a presentation at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Wentworth Hall 1, on Friday (Jan 14) at 7 p.m.

Who watches out for you during a volcanic eruption?

When a Hawaiian volcano erupts, who’s watching out for you? This question will be addressed in a presentation at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Wentworth Hall 1, on Friday (Jan 14) at 7 p.m.

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Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live.

Volcano Awareness Month kicks off

Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live.

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Residents voice concerns about roads, traffic, coqui, library during second round of community meetings

Holualoa ‘talks story’ with Kenoi, staff

Residents voice concerns about roads, traffic, coqui, library during second round of community meetings

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Kenoi: It's your administration

Kenoi: It’s your administration

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Mayor Billy Kenoi said he is well aware this is a big island, and he is determined to bring government to the people all over it. Kenoi was joined by numerous department chiefs and senior staff Tuesday evening at the Kona Town Meeting to answer questions and hear concerns for as […]

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Civil Defense installs Talisman emergency notification system

Civil Defense installs Talisman emergency notification system

MEDIA RELEASE When wild fires, floods, earthquakes or any natural calamity affect the Big Island, people need to know quickly how to react, and the county Civil Defense has a new way of notifying residents and visitors of emergency situations.  The Civil Defense Agency has signed on with Honolulu-based Talisman LBS to send text messages […]

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Tsunami exercise designed to tighten Civil Defense procedures

Tsunami exercise designed to tighten Civil Defense procedures

MEDIA RELEASE A tsunami wasn’t really on the way, but the county was preparing for one anyway Tuesday morning. It was Hawaii County’s first islandwide tsunami alert exercise, a test of the county’s response to a tsunami warning. A few minor glitches occurred, but that was part of the exercise, County Civil Defense Director Quince […]

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