PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES 2nd Meeting of 2018 for HHARP – “This is Not a Drill”
Please be reminded that the next West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina at 5:30 p.m.
Last month’s intended guest speaker, General Bruce Oliveira, Hawaii State Department of Defense, Community Programs Director, was prevented from attending in January due to his urgent responsibilities as leading official in the internal investigation of Hawaii’s false missile alert. General Oliveira is back on schedule and will lead our upcoming meeting on the topic of Developing a Community Emergency Plan.
The West Maui Taxpayers Association (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 – seems that “missile launch” may be added?
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.
These meetings are free and open to the public.
The WMTA 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.