Thursday, August 10, 2006

August 28, 2006 Program: Hawaii One Year after Katrina--Are we Ready?

Don't miss this important program. Our panelists will review disaster preparedness on Oahu on the day before the anniversary of the storm that devastated New Orleans.

  • Toby Clairmont, Emergency Program Manager, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

  • John M. Cummings III, Education, Training and Public Information Officer, Oahu Civil Defense Agency

  • Hawaii State Senator Norman Sakamoto

  • Ed Teixeira, Vice Director State Civil Defense
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast August 29, 2005, becoming one of the deadliest hurricanes in US history with approximately 2000 lives lost, and the most costly.

On September 12 and 13, 2005, the state legislature held informational hearings which established a baseline for legislation to enhance Hawaii’s readiness for disaster. Then it rained, and the dams burst.

At this special panel discussion, Kokua Council will ask panelists to review Oahu’s preparation for possible disasters that may come our way. Find out what has been accomplished in one year and what remains to be done to keep us safe.

Monday, August 28, 2006
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall
Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Avenue and South Vineyard Blvd. Honolulu
Ample parking – enter driveway off Nuuanu Avenue

The meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch is available for a $5 donation