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Red Cross and Hawaii County opens evacuation shelters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI- August 30, 2016: The Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Red Cross have partnered to open Big Island hurricane evacuation shelters at 5 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Madeline at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): HAWAII COUNTY […]

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Hawaii Red Cross prepares for Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

The Hawaii Red Cross has been working throughout the week calling down hundreds of volunteers in preparation for Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena. The Red Cross is watching the situation closely and working with local and state officials, ready to respond as needed.

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Red Cross assists two Big Island families left homeless due to windstorm damage

Red Cross volunteers today assessed the damages brought by the wind storm overnight in Maui and Hawaii counties. In Hawaii County volunteers met with two families whose homes were destroyed in Pahoa and Mountain View and provided them with financial assistance for their immediate emergency needs of food, shelter and clothing.

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Fire damages Hawaiian Shores home

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A fire Wednesday morning caused massive damage to a house in Hawaiian Shores, Pahoa. The blaze caused an estimated $125,000 damage to the Maiko Street home worth $175,000. No one was home at the time, fire officials reported. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the […]

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The Red Cross handing out supplies at the Pahoa Community Center Parking Lot. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Red Cross recruiting disaster volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai. “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.

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Iselle: Updates for Aug. 11

Hawaiian Electric Company sends trucks, poles and crews from Oahu to beef-up Big Island efforts to restore power to areas affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.

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New flood app released by Red Cross

This free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The app includes location-based, audible NOAA flood and flash flood watches and warnings – even if the app is closed.

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American Red Cross issues new pet first aid app

March is Red Cross Month and it’s a great time to start thinking about disaster preparedness for your family, including your pets! Pets are an important part of many families, and the new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide […]

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Blaze destroys Fern Forest home

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A family of five is homeless after a Fern Forest home burned down Saturday afternoon. No one was injured, and the family was not home when the fire was reported at 4:25 p.m. on Kokokahi Street. Fire crews arrived to find the front of the post-and-pier structure partially collapsed, and later the […]

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Hawaiian pilots raise funds for Pacific disaster relief

Hawaiian pilots raise funds for Pacific disaster relief

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl., (ALPA) stepped up to assist their neighbors in the Pacific, making a substantial cash donation over the weekend to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. The Hawaiian pilots contributed $15,000 to the Red Cross’ “Kokua for the Pacific” fundraiser at […]

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FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners remain engaged in preparedness efforts throughout the Pacific, following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa last week. FEMA and federal teams, through the Federal Coordinating Officer, continue to work closely with American Samoan Gov. Togiola Tulafono, as well as […]

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Felicia ushers in new Red Cross technology

Felicia ushers in new Red Cross technology

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) is utilizing new technology in responding to disasters, as Hurricane Felicia took aim at the Big Island.   Hawaii Red Cross emergency response teams will be equipped with the Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) patented an produced by Global Relief Technologies (GRT). The […]

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