Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP)


The aim of the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP) is to help communities prepare to be self-reliant during and after natural hazard events, improve their ability to take care of their own needs, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters.

HHARP can enhance community resilience through education and outreach sessions that build awareness and understanding of hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. State and county emergency management agencies have partnered to administer HHARP in support of community leaders willing to implement the program.

HHARP Resource Kit

The resources in the HHARP program and accompanying HHARP Resource Kit will help communities build resilience through:

  • Increasing awareness of hazards;
  • Enhancing understanding of official warning information;
  • Educating residents about response actions;
  • Improving personal preparedness;
  • Helping communities identify useful skills and resources they already have;
  • Developing the understanding needed to select appropriate hazard mitigation measures;
  • Guiding communities in the development of emergency plans and exercises;
  • Providing support for community outreach events; and
  • Identifying opportunities for additional training and education.

Participants in the HHARP will be better able to safeguard their loved ones, homes, and property. They will know how to work with their neighbors to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. They also will reduce the burden on emergency responders by becoming more self-reliant.

Active HHARP Communities

Congratulations to these Recognized Communities who completed the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP).


Started program: January 2014
Recognized: June 2015
Contact: [email protected]


Started program: January 2014
Recognized: May 2016
Contact: Claudine Tomasa, [email protected]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Started: June 2015
Recognized: July 2016
Contact: Daniel (Dan) DuBois, [email protected]

Aina Haina

Started: October 2014
Recognized: October 2016
Contact: Danny Tengan, [email protected], 620-5403


Started: January 2016
Recognized: August 2017
      Contact: Wes Oda, [email protected]
      Website: https://bereadymanoa.org

Waianae Coast

Started: January 2014
Recognized: April 2018
Contact: C. Pono Higa, [email protected], Phone: 808-200-8607
Website: https://waianaeready.com/


NOAA Storm Ready/Tsunami Ready community:

Ewa Beach

Meets the second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ewa Beach Public Library, 91-950 North Road, Ewa Beach, HI  96706
Contact: Henri van Beelen, [email protected]
Website: www.getreadyewabeach.com
Facebook: Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness



Kaneohe Marine Corps 


Listed below are communities currently engaged in HHARP. If you’d like to get involved with one of these groups in a community near you, please reach out directly to the appropriate contact provided.

Wahiawā- Whitmore Village

Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 834 Kilani Ave #101
Contact: : Amy Perruso 586-6700, [email protected]

Hawai’i Kai

Meets every three months
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Koko Head District Park, 423 Kaumakani Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825, Multipurpose Room C
Contact: Matt Glei, [email protected]
Facebook: Hawaii Kai Strong


Meets the fourth Monday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kaneohe District Park, 45-660 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
Contact: Bill Sager, [email protected]


Meets the fourth Friday of each month
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: KEY Project Kahaluu
Contact: Flora Obayashi [email protected]



Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Mililani Town Association Center #2
Contact: Brad Sakai 375-1262. Email: [email protected]


Neighbor Islands


Hanapepe/Eleele – HHARP recognized MAY 18, 2019 

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hanapepe Army National Armory
Contact: [email protected]


South Maui

Date: November 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, 726 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

Note: our normal schedule is all 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

We will not meet over the holiday period, and resume again January 14th

Contact: (808) 733-4300 or [email protected]