Vice President/President Emeritus
West Maui Taxpayers Association
PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2018
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES MARCH MEETING for HHARP --- THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Please be reminded that the next West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina at 5:30 p.m.
General Bruce Oliveira, Hawaii State Department of Defense, Community Programs Director, the leading official in the internal investigation of Hawaii’s false missile alert, in January will be the Guest Speaker. General will lead our upcoming meeting on the topic of Post-Disaster Recovery Planning & Legal Liabilities During and Emergency.
The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, The Pacific Disaster Center, and the State Emergency Management Agency on developing a customized disaster plan designed to meet West Maui’s specific needs. The isolation from the Island’s major hospital and airport, due to frequent road closures, fires and flooding, have highlighted the need for special preparedness planning – seems that “missile launch” may be added?
The Hawaii Hazards Awareness & Resilience Program (HHARP) is a series of monthly workshops, presented by subject-matter experts, to provide education for hazard understanding and offer tools and information resources to guide community mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning.
These meetings are free and open to the public.
The WMTA invites you to join us and be a part of the solution to plans that may well be the reason why lives will be saved when disasters strike. Please put these meetings on your calendar and plan to attend!
More Information on WMTA and Disaster Preparedness can be found at www.westmaui.org.
Maui News was in attendance at the WMTA February HHARP Meeting, and wrote this follow-up article.
Post title, and below, Quoted from Article:
"The lead internal investigator of Hawaii’s false missile alert in January dismissed talk of transferring responsibility of notifying the public of a missile attack to the federal government."
Brig. Gen. Bruce Oliveira acknowledged, however, that the state Emergency Management Agency will need to “earn that respect and trust back” from residents.
Read the full front page article on the Maui News at http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2018/03/oliveira-feds-dont-need-to-be-involved-in-missile-alerts/
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