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Ewa Beach group invites residents to 'get ready' for National Preparedness Month

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EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As part of the National Preparedness Month in September, the Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee (Ewa EPC) will hold its third annual "Get Ready Ewa Beach" Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Ewa Makai Middle School on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Elected Officials from Ewa Beach have joined the Ewa EPC in a Preparedness Hui.  State Sen. Mike Gabbard, Sen. Will Espero, Rep. Bob McDermott, Rep. Rida Cabanilla, and Honolulu City Council members Kymberly Pine and Ron Menor are working with the Ewa EPC to increase awareness about disasters and preparedness in Ewa and surrounding communities. 

This year's theme is "Keep it Together" to educate and provide information on what should be in your evacuation and shelter-in-place kits.  Event sponsors -- Target, Alternate Energies Hawaii, D.R. Horton, HECO, Pali Momi Medical Center, Carmel Partners/The Waterfront, Haseko, Safeway and City Mill -- have helped with providing emergency preparedness items in kits. 

This is a free event open to all residents of Oahu. 

Participating organizations include the City & County of Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management (DEM), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Bus, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), American Red Cross, Honolulu Fire and Police, the scientific community and many other private and public organizations.  The event will host informational booths, seminars and hands-on training. 

Ewa EPC is a volunteer committee to serve as a resource for the community on preparedness.   Having met all the requirements for training, educational outreach, exercises and community events like the EPC Fair, it has been designated a StormReady and TsunamiReady Community by NOAA.

Donald Harlor, chair of Ewa EPC, and Rep. McDermott are in the studio to show us what can be expected at the event.

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