October 5, 2017
 
As Central Pacific Hurricane Season advances and we enter into fall, I encourage our residents to take advantage of the resources in our communities that educate us to be more prepared in the case of a natural disaster.  

Here are some events & educational opportunities taking place in our communities this fall:
Get Ready ʻEwa Beach! Emergency Preparedness Fair
Councilmember Pine with employees of Hawaiian Electric Companies, who hosted an  educational booth at the 
Get Ready  ʻEwa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair earlier this year.

On September 9, 2017, I attended the 7th Annual ʻEwa Beach Emergency Fair to learn more about how ʻEwa residents are being equipped to stay prepared in the case of a natural disaster.  Over 50 organizations, businesses and first responders were present at the fair and provided community members tools, information, and the opportunity to experience emergency response training first hand,which would help them better prepare their families for an emergency.
 
This year's theme was " Prepare Today...Survive Tomorrow " and attendees were given an opportunity to learn more about which items are recommended for an emergency preparedness kit.  
 
Throughout the year, ʻEwa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee continues to offer free training sessions for residents to learn how to be equipped and responsive for natural disasters, through their free CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.  

If you are interested in attending a class or would like to learn more, click here.  

Waiʻanae Coast Disaster Readiness Team

Year-round, the Waiʻanae Coast Disaster Readiness Team (WCDRT) volunteers their time and resources to raise awareness regarding emergency/disaster preparedness to Waiʻanae Coast residents.  WCDRT works hard to educate residents on how to prepare for, mitigate, plan for, respond to, & recover from natural disasters.    

WCDRT works in partnership with local government agencies, private businesses & non-profit organizations to offer monthly workshops as well as technical training, all to prepare the community for the event of an
emergency/disaster.

You're invited:  WCDRT hosts monthly disaster readiness worskhops on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Waiʻanae District Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The next meeting will take place on October 18, 2017.  All residents are invited to attend.  You can learn more by visiting their website at www.waianaeready.com.
   
Additionally, if you would like to sign up for future Waiʻanae Community Emergency Response Team training sessions, please click here.  

Build Your Own Disaster Supplies Kit
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

To view a list of some of the recommended items to include in your kit, please click here to view Waiʻanae Coast Disaster Readiness Team's suggestions. 
 

HNL.Info App: Sign up for Timely City Alerts 
The City is committed to doing its job of informing the public of a natural disaster or emergency, which is why I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the resources available to help you and your family stay updated with traffic and service alerts.

HNL.info mobile app is Honolulu's mobile application designed to keep the public informed about traffic situations, weather advisories, events happening around the island, and much more. The City had previously used the notification service, Nixle, to send out alerts via text messages and emails. The HNL.info moblie app now replaces Nixle notifications in a new streamlined way. HNL.info mobile app is available for both iPhone and Android users. Messages are received via push notification, e-mail, or SMS (text messaging).

To download this app, visit https://hnl.info/.


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The Weeks Ahead
October 2017
 
October 3
 
October 7
 
October 9 - 13
 
October 28
 
October 31

 

Upcoming City Council and Committee Meetings
Wednesday,
October 11, 2017
City Council Meeting |
Honolulu Hale | 10:00 a.m

Tuesday,
October 24, 2017
Public Health, Safety & Welfare | 9:00 a.m.

Parks, Community, & Customer Services | 10:30 a.m.

Executive Matters & Legal Affairs | 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday,
October 25, 2017
Budget | 9:00 a.m.

Thursday,
October 26, 2017
Zoning & Housing |
9:00 a.m.

Business Economic Development & Tourism | 1:00 p.m.

Transportation & Planning | 2:30 p.m.