State agency requests community input for Hawaii's natural disaster plan

State agency requests community input for Hawaii's natural disaster plan

HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is inviting the public to submit input for the state's multi-hazard mitigation plan update in a series of open houses.

This will be the plan's first update in five years, and it outlines the state's plan of attack on ways to minimize or prevent long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards like hurricanes, tsunamis and severe flooding.

The open houses will give community members an opportunity to hear about the planning process and updated draft findings related to Hawaii's natural hazards. Participants will also be able to ask HI-EMA representatives questions about the update to the state's multi-hazard mitigation plan.

Those who want to see the current Multi-hazard mitigation plan can do so on HI-EMA's website. Public comments can also be submitted online.

The dates for the upcoming open house public information sessions are below:

  • Oahu: June 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu
  • Kauai: July 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with the Kauai Emergency Management Agency, at the Moikeha Conference Room 4444 Rice Street, Lihue
  • Maui: July 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., with the Maui Emergency Management Agency at the Maui Planning Commission Room, 250 South High Street, in Wailuku

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