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(Thurs., June 9, 2011)June 1 marked the official start of the 2011 hurricane season. In anticipation of this and other natural hazards the City Department of Emergency Management, the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant), and the NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storms Program are teaming up to offer a free public workshop to assist Oahu communities with planning and preparing for natural hazards.


            The half-day workshop will be held on Saturday, June 11 and covers a variety of topics including emergency guidelines, evacuation planning, tsunami and severe weather warnings, homeowner guidance, retrofit measures and flood and coastal inundation mapping.


            Experts from the Department of Emergency Management, UH Sea Grant, National Weather Service, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources will be on hand to provide guidance and answer questions from the public.


            In addition, many other agencies will set up educational tables to offer additional information and services to homeowners for natural hazard mitigation and preparation.


            The workshop is free and open to the public and designed to better inform and prepare coastal communities throughout Hawaii.


            What:   Free Natural Hazard Community Preparedness Workshop


            When:   Saturday, June 11, 2011

                          1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


            Where: Mission Memorial Auditorium

                          550 South King St.


NOTE: Free weekend parking is available in the Fasi Municipal Building Parking lot at 1100 Alapai Street. 

Please do not park in reserved stalls.



For more information visit: or call (808) 956-9780.


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