Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30; are you prepared for the season?

The public is invited to attend a free preparedness workshop scheduled on Thursday, June 25 to learn strategies that will help you and your family prepare for whatever the season may bring.
The event will be held at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentations will be made by representatives from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense), Kaua‘i Civil Defense Agency, National Weather Service, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and the American Red Cross. 
Among the topics that will be covered are the following: Lessons learned from the 2014 hurricane season; outlook for the 2015 hurricane season, how to prepare your home to be wind resistant, what to do with rooftop solar panels, evacuation planning, and emergency supplies.
“With the advancements made in science and technology, our efforts toward weather-readiness has certainly increased, but there’s still a lot more work to be done in terms of strengthening personal preparedness and resilience,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “I encourage residents to attend this workshop and learn how to minimize your risks before disaster strikes.”
If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact the Kaua‘i Civil Defense Agency at least five days before the event at 241-1800 or by email at
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