PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 8, 2017
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SPEAKERS COMING TO PARTICIPATE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meeting Scheduled for March 16, 2017 at Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m.
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:
Guest speaker for the March 16th meeting will be Kevin Kodama, Senior Service Hydrologist with the Honolulu Weather Forecast Office, National Weather Service. This workshop will cover Flood Awareness, Warning and Response. Recent flooding on Maui should make this flooding topic one which you should know more about!
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!
More Information on WMTA and Disaster Preparedness can be found at www.westmaui.org.