June 1st marked the official start of the 2012 hurricane season. In anticipation of this and other natural hazards the city's Department of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, the University of Hawaii Sea Grant and NOAA Coastal Storms Program are teaming up to offer a free Oahu public disaster preparedness fair to assist Hawaii’s communities plan and prepare for natural hazards.
The community fair will be held on Saturday, June 23rd and cover a variety of topics including emergency guidelines, evacuation planning, tsunami and severe weather warnings, preparing homes for a hurricane, flood inundation mapping and caring for pets.
Experts from the Department of Emergency Management, UH Sea Grant, National Weather Service, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaiian Humane Society and the American Red Cross 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 fair is free and open to the public and designed to better inform and prepare coastal communities throughout Hawaii.
What: Free Natural Hazard Community Preparedness Fair
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Town Center of Mililani, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani