Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

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The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is the body responsible for managing emergencies in the United States State of Hawaii.[1]

The director is major general Arthur "Joe" Logan and the administrator is Thomas Travis.[2]

On January 13, 2018, the Agency received worldwide attention when one of its employees accidentally broadcast a ballistic missile alert to all the citizens of Hawaii, which, at the height of American nuclear tensions with North Korea, caused a statewide panic[3].


  1. ^ "Hawaii Emergency Management Agency". Dod.hawaii.gov. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Hawaii Emergency Management Agency - Press Release". Dod.hawaii.gov. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/13/politics/hawaii-missile-threat-false-alarm/index.html

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