Makani Pahili 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu DistrictWhat is Makani Pahili? Keith Higa (WH7GG) explains: “Every year, at the beginning of hurricane season, the emergency management agencies across the state participate in an annual exercise of emergency preparedness called Makani Pāhili (hurricane or cyclone in Hawaiian), testing the worst-case scenario – what if a category 4 or 5 hurricane made a direct hit on Oahu?”

As a virtual exercise, there is often little visible evidence of the work taking place. Fortunately, the Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posted a set of photos this year documenting its Containerized Tactical Operations Center (CTOC), which provides a rapidly deployable tactical operations and communications platform for first responders where there are no available facilities or communications capabilities.

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