Accession Number : ADA294799

Title :   Tactical Communications in Support of the Hurricane Iniki Relief Effort, 10 September 1992 - 1 October 1992.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hicks, Jan

PDF Url : ADA294799

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Hawaii is truly a paradise, filled with beautiful landscapes, breathtaking views, aromatic flowers everywhere, blue skies, and cool tropical breezes. Mother Nature outdid herself. With the beauty of being a tropical island in the South Pacific, however, is the vulnerability to one of Mother Nature's most potent destructive forces, the hurricane. Hawaiians have a healthy respect for Mother Nature. To that end, hurricane awareness is renewed every summer as the hurricane season approaches. 1992 was no exception. The local news covered how to prepare for and what to do in case of a hurricane, and local weather forecasters tracked Pacific hurricanes, no matter how remote the possibility of threat to Hawaii. Hurricane Iniki formed up in the South Pacific, slowly approaching Hawaii in a very indirect route, approaching and veering alternately as sort of a tease. But she definitely had the attention of all people in Hawaii. Finally, in early September 1992 Hurricane Iniki bore down on Hawaii. The alert sounded in the pre-dawn hours on September 11th. The whole division mustered to implement hurricane protection measures. At Helemano Military Reservation, the home of the 125th Signal Battalion and about 650 military families in government housing, the signal battalion began to "button up" as Iniki approached. (KAR) P. 3-4

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *HAWAII, *WARNING SYSTEMS, *HURRICANES, MILITARY FACILITIES, THREATS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, SHELTERS, VULNERABILITY, SIGNALS, PROTECTION, TROPICAL REGIONS, SKY, EVACUATION, AWARENESS, SUMMER, ISLANDS, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), SEASONS, SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Administration and Management
      Radio Communications

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