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Department of Emergency Management continues to seek public assistance with Disaster Preparedness Survey

The Department of Emergency Management is asking Oahu residents to provide public input to update the Cityís Multi-Hazard Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. Residents are asked to complete an on-line Disaster Preparedness Survey via the Departmentís website at www.oahuDEM.org. 

The survey period concludes February 28th and the department would appreciate as many people as possible taking the time to complete the survey. Answers to survey questions will help identify the natural or man-made hazards - hazards they feel should be addressed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires governments to have a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as a condition to receiving federal preparedness and disaster assistance funding.  An integral part of the plan's approval is public input.

Oahu residents can access the survey form by going to the Department of Emergency Management website at www.oahuDEM.org and clicking on the Disaster Preparedness Survey link.    The survey is very simple and should take no more than five minutes to complete.  Data gathered from the survey will be used in updating the plan.

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Contact:

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

Department of Emergency Management

(808) 723-8957  Office

http://www.honolulu.gov/dem/