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Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SPEAKERS COMING TO PARTICIPATE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meetings Scheduled for February 16, 2017 at Lahaina Civic Center Social Hall at 5:30 p.m.
Doug Bausch is the Science Advisor for the Pacific Disaster Center. Mr. Bausch has expertise in impact assessment and loss modeling for natural hazards and while at FEMA from 2001 to 2015, provided impact analytics for all Level 1 U.S. disasters.
Andrea Chatman is a Disaster Management Applications Analyst for the Pacific Disaster Center. Ms. Chatman has over fifteen years of experience in the field of disaster support and a Master’s Degree in Disaster Science. She is also a member of the South Maui CERT team.
The WMTA is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, formally called Maui Civil Defense, The Pacific Disaster Center, and the State Department of Emergency Management on developing a customized disaster plan designed to meet West Maui’s specific needs. The isolation from the Islands major hospital and the major airport due to frequent road closures, fires and flooding have highlighted the need for special preparedness planning.
The West Maui Taxpayers Association 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. Come and Join us!
February 16th meeting will be Module One of a series of monthly workshops presented by subject-matter experts, the Hawaiian Hazards and Resilience Program (HHARP), and will provide education and outreach that promotes hazard understanding, and will offer tools and information resources to guide mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning for the community.
The schedule follows:
These meetings are free and open to the public. Our community is diverse and we need everyone’s participation to develop community plans. More Information on WMTA and Disaster Preparedness can be found at www.westmaui.org Please put these meetings on your calendar and plan to attend!