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Ka Pili Kai Fall 2015

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season in Hawai‘i is a reminder of Hawai‘i’s vulnerability to extreme weather and hurricane impacts. With continued El Niño conditions in the Pacific we are experiencing above average water temperatures that fuel tropical weather, and hurricanes. Many in Hawai‘i are bracing for damaging high winter surf and unusual beach erosion through the remainder of the year. While many communities think they’re prepared for a major storm or natural disaster emergency, local emergency managers in Hawai‘i are concerned that most communities are not truly ready. The extremely active hurricane season, flash floods, lightning, at least one tsunami warning, and several tsunami watches over this past year serve as a sign of our collective vulnerability, and highlight the importance of timely and appropriate hazard information and training. In this issue of Ka Pili Kai you will learn about a suite of new projects supported and recently completed by the NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storms Program in the Pacific Islands Region. It is our hope that these projects will enhance community resilience to natural hazards and, when a hazard does hit our shores, will help save lives and property.

NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storms Program Pacific Islands Region
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Publication Date
November 2015