EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF AREAS REQUIRING ATTENTION AND IMPROVEMENT BASED ON ANALYSIS OF AFTER ACTION REPORT LAHAINA AREA FIRES/FLOODING AUGUST 2018.
October 1- 2019
President, West Maui Taxpayers Association
Member, Rotary Club of Lahaina
PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYOR MICHAEL VICTORINO TO DISCUSS WEST MAUI EMERGENCY PLANNING WITH COMMUNITY ON Tuesday, OCTOBER 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Keopuolani Hall of Waiola Church – 535 Wainee Street in Lahaina. Co-Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina and West Maui Taxpayer's Association.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and there is no cost for attendance. There will be snacks and beverages provided compliments of the WMTA.
After a devastating fire and flood event in Lahaina last year, the Mayor's administration has taken a proactive approach to strategically synergize Maui Emergency Management Planning with the West Maui Taxpayer Association's West Maui Emergency Plan.
The Draft WMTA Emergency Plan can be viewed on their web site at www.westmaui.org. WMTA believes what their consultant emergency expert Dennis Terpin has stated and that is...“All planning processes should take an “All Hazards” Approach and the purpose of After-Action Reports allows all stakeholders to identify strengths and areas for improvement through a review of the effectiveness of preparedness and planning efforts for such an incident or an event. Corrective actions and lessons learned will be identified to create opportunities for improvement.
We look forward to the Mayor's leadership in necessary improvements to Emergency Planning based on his review of these After Action Reports on West Maui.
Please contact WMTA for any questions; Joseph D Pluta, President 808-661-7990
From Email to President Joseph Pluta (and other individuals) from County of Maui Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
"...below you will find some information about retrofitting homes to withstand major hurricane strength winds.
In 2010, FEMA developed guidance on retroftting your home to withstand a major hurricane to encourage mitigation of existing buildings in hurricane-prone areas. According to the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 7-05, the entire state of Hawaii is in hurricane-prone area. There are three (3) levels of mitigation measures when selecting a retrofit project for your home. They are: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Basic (or Intermediate) Retrofit: This measure focuses mainly on the building envelope such as enhancing the roof system, attic ventilation, wall structure, integrity, openings (windows, skylights, doors...etc.) and other attached structures.
Some examples of Basic and Intermediate retrofits are:
Some examples of the Advanced retrofits are:
(see: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1424368115734-86cfbaeb456f7c1d57a05d3e8e08a4bd/FINAL_WindRetrofit_BCA_JobAid_13FEB15_508complete.pdf) they estimate a cost of an intermediate retrofit to be ~$24,000 (roof retrofit included). MEMA would strongly encourage the adoption of these FEMA guidelines into the future Lahaina building code. We also hope the county as a whole will adopt these guidelines in conjunction with a modern building code.
Download links to documentation.
Please see FEMA P-804 (attached) Chapter 3 + 4 for an in-depth review of homeowner retrofits.
Executive summary of P-804