Emergency preparedness meeting to be held in Ewa Beach

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Wednesday, March 22, a town hall meeting will be held in Ewa Beach to address the community's emergency preparedness plan. Rep. Kymberly Pine organized the meeting in response to this month's extended power outage and tsunami warning.

Emergency Preparedness Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ewa Makai Middle School Cafeteria

Meeting Agenda


  • Introduction of panel and guests
  • Red Cross emergency kit demonstration

2. PANEL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each)

  • Department of Emergency Management: Melvin Kaku, Director, or Peter Hirai, Deputy Director
    • Evacuation plans; importance of planning ahead
    • How to act in an emergency
  • Department of Emergency Management: John Gollner, District Staff
    • Ewa Beach-specific emergency preparedness issues
  • State Civil Defense: Ed Teixeira, Director
    • State contingency planning
    • Tsunami simulation
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Chip McCreery, Director
    • Overview of PTWC activities
    • Computer model presentation
  • "Survive to Serve": Pastor Bill Kumia and Pastor Allen Cardines
    • How to get organized at an ultra-local level
    • Three-tiered planning outline
  • Hawaii Medical Center West: Shane Correia, Safety Director
    • Services available at hospital
    • Suggestions for personal preparation for health concerns

3. RESIDENT FEEDBACK / QUESTIONS - Please use the provided microphone


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