Vice President/President Emeritus
West Maui Taxpayers Association
PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2018
Lahaina, HI - WMTA ANNOUNCES MAY MEETING for HHARP --- DRAFT OF THE WEST MAUI EMERGENCY PLAN
Please be reminded that the next West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina at 5:30 p.m. There will be no meeting in April.
Speakers will be General Bruce Oliveira, Hawaii State Department of Defense, Community Programs Director, along with Joe Pluta, Vice President/President Emeritus, West Maui Taxpayers Association, and Dennis Terpin, Ph.D, O.H.S.T., FEMA/DHS Certified Master Level Instructor. Together they will lead our upcoming meeting to discuss the Draft of the West Maui 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.