Hawaii National Guard leads disaster exercise

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Hurricane season is here and officials want to make sure Hawaii is ready in case the worse may happen.

The Hawaii National Guard is leading a massive exercise called Vigilant Guard, Makani Pahili.

Hundreds from the military, state, city and even international agencies are participating.

It’s an 8-day exercise that will run through various disaster situations.

“A hurricane cat 4 that will hit the state of Hawaii, along with a lot of complex scenarios along with mass casualties, collapsed structures, search and rescue,” said Brig. General Bruce Oliveira, Joint Task Force Commander.

While the National Guard holds Makani Pahili every year, this year’s drill will be the largest disaster preparedness exercise in its history.

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