Emer­gency prep meet­ing planned

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

Haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion spe­cial­ist Sharon Miel­brecht of the Pa­cific Dis­as­ter Center will be the fea­tured guest speaker dur­ing a West Maui com­mu­nity dis­as­ter plan­ning meet­ing at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the La­haina Civic Center, ac­cord­ing to an an­nounce­ment.

Her topic will be “Un­der­stand­ing Dis­as­ter Risk and Con­duct­ing a Haz­ard As­sess­ment.”

The West Maui Tax­pay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion is work­ing with the Maui Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, the Pa­cific Dis­as­ter Center and the state Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency to de­velop a cus­tom­ized dis­as­ter plan to meet West Maui’s spe­cific needs. Road clo­sures, fires and flood­ing iso­late West Maui from the rest of the is­land, in­clud­ing Maui Memo­rial Med­i­cal Center and Kahu­lui Air­port.

An­other meet­ing is sched­uled for Oct. 9.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.west­maui.org.

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