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WMTA Announces Special Speakers at Emergency Preparedness Meeting

May 9, 2017, 12:40 PM HST · Updated May 9, 1:38 PM
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The West Maui Community Disaster Planning meeting is scheduled for May 18, 2017 at the 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. Photo Courtesy

A guest speaker will include one of the forecasters from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

The West Maui Taxpayer Association is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, The Pacific Disaster Center, and the State Emergency Management Agency to develop 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 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 meetings are free and open to the public.

More Information on WMTA and Disaster Preparedness can be found here.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter/editor. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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