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Mayor Hannemann and the Department of Emergency Management recognize community preparedness partners and release new guidance on disaster preparedness
“The information that the
Mayor Hannemann also recognized Macy’s department stores for its commitment to employee preparedness and business continuity, the Hawaii Hotel and Visitor Industry Security Association for its work in keeping our visitors informed of emergencies, and 22-year HPD veteran Officer Lisa Reed for her work in personal and departmental disaster preparedness.
Following the recognition awards Mel Kaku, director for the department of emergency management issued new guidelines for disaster preparedness.
Currently, the Federal standard for disaster preparedness is to keep on hand a three-day supply of emergency food, water and other necessities.
Starting today, the City and
“Our family of first responders will certainly be there following any disaster. However, in the event of a catastrophic disaster, resources will be stretched to the limit and it’s possible that our island may suffer severely impacted infrastructure. Should that be the case, it will take a major effort to mount a viable response that reaches everyone who is affected’, said Peter Hirai, deputy director for the department of emergency management, “With hurricane season now less than three weeks away, today is the day to begin discussing what you and your family can do to prepare.”
Essential items to include in your emergency preparedness kit are:
In addition to emergency supplies everyone should have a disaster plan, an out of state emergency contact and be prepared by learning all you can about the disasters that could affect us here in
John M. Cummings III
Public Information Officer
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|Tuesday, May 13, 2008|