Hanalei Holding Tsunami Preparedness Event Today

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Hanalei Holding Tsunami Preparedness Event Today

Ohiki Road in Hanalei is seen here during a flood event.

Ohiki Road in Hanalei is seen here during a flood.

How would Kauaʻi’s North Shore community survive during the days following a tsunami? How would residents and visitors have access to food, basic supplies, shelter and medical help?

The Hanalei to Haʻena Disaster Preparedness Event is seeking to answer many of these questions today at Hale Halawai ʻOhana O Hanalei, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The free event for the whole family will have live music from the band OCDC, and showcase the movie “The Impossible” on a large inflatable screen. The movie tells the true story of a Spanish family of five who got swept away during the 2004 tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and claimed an estimated 230,000 lives.

Several organizations will be joining the event.

The Kauaʻi Fire Department will bring their Sparky fire-safety trailer. The Red Cross will be providing information on the North Shore emergency trailer. The County of Kauaʻi Civil Defense will be sharing evacuation information. County lifeguards will talk about ocean safety. The state Department of Transportation will have information on evacuation and road closure.

An ambulance from American Medical Response will be available, as well as folks from Kauaʻi Amateur Radio.

An action plan presented by the Hanalei to Haʻena Disaster Resilience Planning Committee will be available for comment and volunteer sign up.

The Green Pig food truck will be on site for those who come to the event hungry.

Call 346-5458 for more information.

By |2016-11-10T05:42:02+00:00February 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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