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West Maui Community Disaster Plan Meetings

June 8, 2017, 5:56 AM HST
* Updated June 8, 12:20 PM
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A series of West Maui Community Disaster Planning Meetings will take place over the next three months, with the next meeting slated for Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m.

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Guest speakers will be Michele Liberty, Maui County Director & Disaster Program Director of the US Red Cross Hawaiʻi State Chapter presenting on the topic “Emergency Sheltering in Maui”; and Charnan Carroll, Disaster Preparedness Specialist of the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, presenting on the topic “Personal Preparedness Planning”.

The West Maui Taxpayers Association 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 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:

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June 15, 2017 5:30-8 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center – Amphitheater
July 20, 2017 5:30-8 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center – Amphitheater
August 17, 2017 5:30-8 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center – Main Hall
Further meetings will be announced.

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These meetings are free and open to the public. Parking for the Lahaina Amphitheater is available near the District Courthouse adjacent to the Entry Gate.

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