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FINAL TSUNAMI EVACUATION WORKSHOPS OFFERED NEXT WEEK

(Fri., July 30, 2010) — Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Department of Emergency Management will present the final five public information workshops to provide coastal communities around the island a preview of the new Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps.

“The final five workshops next week will complete our public education circuit of Oahu’s tsunami evacuation zones,” Caldwell said. “I want to sincerely thank our Oahu residents who have taken the time to attend our workshops. Your interest in community and family disaster preparedness is most appreciated.”

All five remaining workshops are scheduled for next week:

·        Asing ParkRenton Road               

Monday, August 2, 2010                 

5:30 p.m.

·        Kaaawa Elementary School            

Tuesday, August 3, 2010                

5:30 p.m.

·        Kailua District Park                             

Wednesday, August 4, 2010          

5:30 p.m.

·        Kilauea District Park                           

Thursday, August 5, 2010               

5:30 p.m.           

            Special Downtown presentation:

·        Mission Memorial Auditorium – Frank F. Fasi Civic Center  

      Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.  

Each workshop is designed specifically for that particular community. 

This is the first revision to the existing tsunami evacuation maps since 1991 and was accomplished using scientific techniques and technology not available at that time.

Representatives from the City’s Department of Emergency Management will present the new maps, discuss the implications for Oahu residents and answer questions. City first responders will also be present. 

 Visit the department’s website at www.oahuDEM.org to view draft copies of the new tsunami evacuation zone maps.

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Media Contact:

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

Department of Emergency Management

(808) 723-8957 Office

www.oahuDEM.org