Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES FINAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETING OF 2017
It is imperative that we come together to prepare our island community for handling disasters effectively, to save as many lives, homes, and infrastructures as possible.
How many people caught by the deadly wildfires raging in California or impacted by the catastrophic Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico would have benefitted if they had a meeting about disaster preparation before it devastated their community and their lives?
What would be their advice to you about your current opportunity to prepare before tragedy strikes? Think about it! The next West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speaker this month will be Sharon Mielbrecht of the Pacific Disaster Center.
The 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.
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.
The current meeting schedule follows: November 15, 2017 5:30-8:00 p.m. West Maui Senior Center – 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina, HI 96761 There will be no meeting in December. Further meetings will be announced for 2018. These meetings are free and open to the public. For Lahaina Civic Center Meetings, there is ample parking adjacent to Civic Center.
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. 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.