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Final Natural Hazard Community Preparedness Workshop scheduled for this Saturday at Kapolei High School

 

(Thu., July 7, 2011)---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 Oahu public workshop to assist Hawai'i's communities to plan and prepare for natural hazards.

 

            This final Oahu workshop will be held on Saturday, July 9th and will address a variety of topics including emergency guidelines, evacuation planning, tsunami and severe weather warnings, homeowner guidance, retrofit measures and insurance for floods and hurricanes. 

 

 

            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 is designed to better inform and prepare coastal communities throughout Hawai'i.

 

What: Natural Hazard Community Preparedness Workshop

 

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011

                        8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Where:           Kapolei High School Cafeteria

                        91-5007 Kapolei Parkway

                        Kapolei, HI 96707

 

             For more information visit: http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu or call 956-9780.