PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2017
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SPEAKERS COMING TO PARTICIPATE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meetings Scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speakers will be Michele Liberty, Maui County Director & Disaster Program Director of the U.S. Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter presenting on the topic “Emergency Sheltering in Maui”; and Charnan Carroll, Disaster Preparedness Specialist of the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, presenting on the topic “Personal Preparedness Planning”.
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 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. There is ample parking for Lahaina Amphitheatre is on lot by District Courthouse adjacent to Entry Gate.
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.