MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In partnership with the City Department of Emergency Management, Councilmember Ron Menor (District 9) and Council Chair Ernie Martin (District 2) are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Mililani Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mililani High School Cafeteria.
"We are doing the 2nd Annual Mililani Emergency Preparedness Fair because last year's was successful, there was a good turnout, and people got a lot of good information about emergency preparedness," said Councilmember Menor.
The 2nd Annual Mililani Emergency Preparedness Fair is aimed at members of the community who are looking to gain the important tools to prepare their families, homes, schools, and businesses for the next natural or manmade disaster. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with emergency professionals over the course of the day. They will also learn important skills such as, how to build an emergency kit and how to create an emergency communication plan for their family.
Just nine months ago, Hawaii needed to prepare for five hurricanes in a five-week period – Hurricane Hila (August 7), Hurricane Kilo (August 20), Hurricane Loke (August 26), Hurricane Ignacio (August 29) and Hurricane Jimena (September 10). With hurricane season beginning on June 1st, it is critical for residents to be better prepared for any disaster that may occur.
Participants in the 2nd Annual Mililani Emergency Preparedness Fair will include organizations such as the American Red Cross, State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, the State Disability and Communication Access Board, the Honolulu Police Department, the Honolulu Fire Department, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from these organizations over the course of the day. They will learn important skills such as, how to build an emergency kit and how to create emergency communication plans for their families.
"Disaster can strike us at any time, therefore we cannot let our guard down" said Councilmember Menor. "I'm always concerned about the health and safety of our community, so we need to do all that we can to be prepared."
Entertainment will also be provided by student groups from Mililani Uka Elementary School, Mililani Mauka Elementary School, Mililani Middle School, and more. Food and refreshments will also be sold as a benefit for Mililani High School athletic programs.
For more information, please call 768-5009.