Maka‘ala = Alert, vigilant, watchful, wide awake, paying attention.
It is unfortunately common for injuries and fatalities to occur when visitors underestimate the power and wildness of East Maui.
Please follow to these basic tips to ensure your safety:
Respect private property – stay on well-maintained trails and visitor facilities.
Inform yourself about the regular flash flooding events in East Maui on the Maui County ‘Flash Flood Precautions’ page.
Pay attention to all weather advisories, including flash flood and high surf watches and warnings – check the County of Maui Emergency Management Agency for active advisories and watches before traveling or entering stream or ocean water.
While you’re visiting, sign up for the MEMA Alerts – Maui County Emergency Alert System to receive important updates, such as severe weather and unexpected road closures. NOTE UPDATE BELOW AS OF AUG 1, 2022
East Maui beaches do not have life guards on duty, but look for Rescue Tubes located on most popular beaches. For more information visit RescueTubeFoundation.org.
Learn more at the County of Maui Ocean Safety page and Flood Hazards page.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS – MEMA Alerts Account Switch Over
Effective August 1, 2022 the County of Maui and the Maui Emergency Management Agency has contracted with a new vendor for dissemination of emergency alerts, automated weather alerts, and emergency mass notifications. The new system will be known as MEMA ALERTS and the new vendor is CivicPlus, Inc., utilizing their CivicReady Emergency Communication Solution. This solution will provide for automated alerts directly from the National Weather Service, recipient’s choice of over 60 different languages for receiving messages, access to the myAlerts app for enhanced alerting while at home or on the go, and easier user account management.
Current subscriber contact information has been transferred over to the new system, however we would like all subscribers to log in, confirm your account and make sure that your contact information is correct and to make any necessary updates.
Existing Maka’ala subscribers:
· go to the following MEMA ALERTS website, https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?RegionId=1946
· select the green “modify” button at the bottom of the page
· enter the email address or phone number that you used to register with Everbridge
you will be sent a link to the email or number provided
· after accessing your account, make sure your contact information and any alert choices are correct and make any changes as needed
· hit the save button
· after you confirm your MEMA Alerts registration in the CivicReady system, deactivate your Maka’ala account with Everbridge or you may receive duplicate notifications until August 1st when the Everbridge system is deactivated.
Please use the following link to access the sign in page to make changes to, or to deactivate your Maka’ala account through Everbridge:
New MEMA ALERTS Subscriber: (Please share this information with your family and friends)
· go to the following website, https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?RegionId=1946 to register for to our MEMA Alerts page for additional information and then click on the CivicReady registration link
· select the green “sign up” button
· input information as directed on the page
· hit the save button
Visit the MEMA Alerts webpage for additional information about signing up.
MEMA will no longer utilize the Maka’ala notification system through Everbridge effective August 1, 2022.