Army hurricane exercise starts Wednesday

The Makani Pahili Army hurricane exercise will involve the entire state. Graphic courtesy U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, or Strong Winds, from Wednesday through June 4.

Makani Pahili is a joint exercise that involves the state and all armed services in the islands. The exercise objectives are to prepare Army installations for the annual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, to test disaster preparedness plans and procedures, to test alert procedures and communications systems, and to test the Family Assistance Center and Martinez Gym shelter on Schofield Barracks.

All residents can expect to see and hear “Exercise-Exercise-Exercise” alerts and announcements from the mass notification/giant voice systems, from community/operational bulletins and from other websites during Makani Pahili.

The Army is asking residents for their patience, understanding and support.

KHON2 News will do its part in getting Hawaii residents ready for the upcoming hurricane season, with the special “Surviving a Storm,” airing at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.


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