Give Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan
HI-EMA News Release
A series of meetings across the state this month will give community members an opportunity to help build a safer Hawaii. The public can give input on the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, hosted by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA).
The Molokai meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Mitchell Pauole Center.
“We fully update these plans every five years because they’re a key tool we use to reduce or eliminate the harm caused by the hazards we face across Hawaii,” said James Barros, administrator of HI-EMA. The State and counties rely on these hazard mitigation plans to guide their efforts to protect communities against the threats of flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, tsunamis and other hazards.
Because those hazards evolve over time and may be different on different islands, HI-EMA will hold meetings on each of the major islands to allow members of the public to provide input for the 2023 State Hazard Mitigation Plan. HI-EMA gathered public input from across the state for the 2023 plan during a virtual meeting in December via video chat.
To learn more about hazard mitigation, please visit dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/sert-resources/hazard-mitigation.