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NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency hosts public forum to gather input on State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is inviting the community to a public forum as it updates the Hawai’i State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses ways to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the State. The forum will be held on March 28, 2018 from 3-5 pm on at the HI-EMA Operational Support Center at Diamond Head.


HI-EMA ‘s forum will discuss the planning process and findings to date as it relates to natural hazards which may pose risk to the State of Hawai`i.  Participants will also have an opportunity to ask HI-EMA representatives questions regarding the proposed project.


Hawaii’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, last updated in 2013, lays out the State’s blueprint for sustained actions to reduce or eliminate the long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, severe flooding, wildfires and drought.  A current, approved plan is among the conditions of eligibility for some Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance programs.  Federal regulations require states to review and update their Plans at least every five years and to submit the Plan updates to FEMA for approval and to the Governor for adoption.


HI-EMA is currently evaluating the State’s vulnerability to natural hazards.  This risk analysis is key to developing a strategy with potential hazard mitigation actions to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.


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Public Forum on Hawaii Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

When:           Tuesday, March 28, 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where:         HI-EMA Operational Support Center

Building 303

Diamond Head Crater





Richard Rapoza

Public Information Officer

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency


[email protected]

808-733-4300 ext. 522

808-392-0780 (cell)