Media advisory: Disaster Resilient Recognition

Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in Events, Information and News Releases, News Stories

April 16, 2018

WHAT:        Disaster Resilient Recognition
                        Waianae Coast Disaster Readiness Team

WHEN:       Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Waianae District Park

WHO:           Thomas L. Travis, Administrator, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency                                                     City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The community group Waianae Coast Disaster Readiness Team, consisting of Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae and Makaha will be honored as disaster resilient communities by local, state, and federal officials during their monthly workshop meeting at the Waianae District Park.

Waianae Coast Disaster Readiness Team is the sixth community to achieve this recognition. Waimanalo, Kailua, Aina Haina, Joint Base Pearl Harbor and Be Ready Manoa are the other communities.

Hawaii Hazards Awareness & Resilience Program (HHARP) is a statewide program designed to guide communities through a disaster preparedness process that will empower them before, during, and after natural disasters such as hurricane, flash flood, and tsunami. Completion of HHARP includes presentations on local hazards and guidance in creating a community emergency plan.



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Arlina Agbayani
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