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Local Guide to Daily Living and Lifestyle

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  1. Local Guide to Daily Living and Lifestyle

Note: For more information regarding Daily Living and Lifestyle, read the Guide to Daily Living and Lifestyle

Volunteering
Families
Divorce
Marriage
Emergency Preparedness: Weather, Tsunami, Fire, Volcano, Power Outage
Civil Defense Agencies
Emergency Broadcast System/ Emergency Alerts
Police and Fire Services
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Manager, Planners and Responders
Emergency Shelters
Work and Office Preparedness

Becoming a Volunteer

Helping Hands Hawai`i
Helping Hands Hawai`i is a volunteer and community service organization. It is dedicated to bringing people together to serve Hawai`i's community.

Families

Special Parent Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN is an organization that provides information and resources for family members of individuals with disabilities. This website contains a list of advocacy and support groups in Hawai`i.

Hawai`i Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
By going to the Hawai`i Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities, you can learn how to join a parent group, find legal help or educational information, locate a tutor in your area or read about the latest legislation.

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Divorce

General Information about Divorce
The Hawai`i State Judiciary provides general information about divorce in Hawai`i on this website.

Hawai`i Divorce Source
Hawai`i Divorce Source is a divorce information network. You can link to resources to find information and advice. There are also links to divorce services and tools on this site.

Marriage

Marriage License Application Form
Go to this site to download and print the Hawai`i Marriage License Application Form.

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Emergency Preparedness

Weather
Tsunami
Fire
Volcano
Power Outage

Disasters and emergencies are a fact of life and are generally not something we can control. But you can reduce the impact of a disaster or an emergency in your life by planning ahead.

In dealing with an emergency, it is best not to make assumptions. Find out if there is an emergency or evacuation plan for your workplace or apartment building. Also, learn what the disaster services are in your area for the elderly or for people with disabilities.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
This information is for FEMA Region IX, serving Arizona, California, Hawai`i, and other Pacific Islands. It describes Hawai`i's major disaster concerns and lists contact information for the lead organizations in disaster planning.

The Hawai`i Statewide Hazard Mitigation Forum
This website is for anyone wanting to learn more about Hawai`i's natural hazards. It helps you plan for a disaster by providing checklists, tips, and other educational resources. Go to this website to learn how to reduce your risk from natural disasters.

The Disaster Center
The Disaster Center Hawai`i page connects you to agencies and organizations that provide assistance during a natural disaster. There is information about current weather warnings, links to Hawai`i's online media, message board for lost and found pets, national disaster warnings, and geologic information about Hawai`i.

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Weather

The Pacific Disaster Center
This organization supports the development of programs, policies, and products that improve the way disaster management and human assistance organizations work during times of disaster. They also provide local weather information, tidal charts and Hawai`i emergency phone numbers.

Tsunami

Oahu Civil Defense Agency - Tsunami Questions and Answers
The City and County of Honolulu provides this site to answer your questions about tsunamis and the tsunami warning system.

Fire

Hawai`i Fire Management Program
This program guides you through a fire safety checklist for your home. Practical tips for each room in your house make this an easy to read guide.

Volcano

National Park Service-Hawai`i Volcanoes
This site has information about Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, its programs, and contact information.

Power Outage

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO)
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) developed a handbook for emergency preparedness. In this handbook, you will find information on what to do when power outages occur and more importantly, how to minimize the inconveniences and dangers they can cause. 

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Civil Defense Agencies
There are Civil Defense Agencies located throughout the State of Hawai`i. There is a statewide Civil Defense Agency and one for each county. The City and County of Honolulu also has its own agency on the island of Oahu. Each Civil Defense Center provides local contact information as well as links to statewide resources on planning and responding to a disaster.

Hawai`i State Civil Defense Agency
Oahu Civil Defense Center
Hawai`i County (Big Island) Civil Defense Center
Maui County Civil
Kauai County Civil Defense Agency

Emergency Broadcast System/ Emergency Alerts

Hawai`i Emergency Communications Response Plan
Amateur radio operators across the states are organized and ready to provide communication support in case of an emergency. This site outlines the amateur radio operator's emergency communications response plan for Oahu.

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Police and Fire Services
Fire personnel and police officers are often the first to respond when there is a disaster. These services are a critical link in our disaster response system. Find out more about the plans and services in your area using the links below.

Honolulu County Fire Department
Honolulu County Police Department
Kauai County Fire Department

Urgent Services Directory for Families
This Big Island site contains an urgent services directory for the County of Hawai`i. It includes contact numbers for hospitals, clinics and emergency shelters. There is help for children and other support services.

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Emergency Manager, Planners and Responders

Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH)
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii represents and advocates for hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice providers, as well as other health care organizations. The Emergency Management Program helps HAH realize its mission by outlining and assisting in coordinating the response of the health care system in time of crisis. Go to the homepage for links to program information, casualty care, training, and articles related to emergency response.

State of Hawaii Energy Council
The State of Hawaii Energy Council has developed a plan for dealing with an energy crisis or disaster in Hawaii. Go to their website for details on the operations and procedures of the Council in an emergency situation.

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Emergency Shelters

Emergency Preparedness and Shelter Evacuation
This site provides advice on preparing for an emergency and going to an emergency shelter in Hawai`i. There are tips on what to take to a shelter and how to prepare your home for an emergency.

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Work and Office Preparedness

Sample Emergency Preparedness Plan
Hawaii Department of Emergency Management: This site provides a sample for emergency preparedness plan. 

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Last Updated on 7/6/2012

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