PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2017
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SPEAKERS COMING TO PARTICIPATE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meetings Scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lahaina Civic Center in the Main Hall at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speaker from HI-EMA (Hawaii Emergency Management Agency) will be presenting on Module 4 - Community Resource Mapping. This module will offer guidance for assisting individual skills and community resources that could assist in disaster preparedness planning, response and recovery efforts.
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. Our community is diverse and we need everyone’s participation to develop community plans.
The Hawaiian Hazards and 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:
These meetings are free and open to the public.
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!
Visit www.westmaui.org for additional information and keep up to date on what’s happening.