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We Are Updating The City's Multi-Hazard Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan

  • Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites 777 Ward Avenue Honolulu, HI, 96814 United States (map)

Join the City Department of Emergency Management (DEM) in their efforts to update this Plan. This event is an opportunity to learn about the findings of the updated risk assessment, and to give your input regarding your concerns and ideas for reducing risk.  The objectives of the multi-hazard mitigation plan are:

  • to protect people and structures from harm and destruction, and

  • to reduce or mitigate losses and disruption of services during disasters.

8:30 am Sign-In and Open House
(light refreshments will be served)
9:00 am Project Briefing, Group Polling,
Hazard Analysis Presentations
10:30 am Focus Group Activities
11:30 am Report Back
12:00 pm Lunch Presentation - “Inside the Central Pacific Hurricane Center” with John H. Bravender, NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist

If anyone planning to attend requires special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this event (i.e., sign language interpreter, interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please register online at then email me at least five business days prior to the event with the specific service request.

Input received at this meeting will help inform the analysis and consideration of mitigation actions.  DEM is also conducting a Disaster Preparedness Survey to learn more about O‘ahu residents’ understanding of natural hazards and what recommendations the public has that DEM should consider in preparing for disasters. The survey only takes a few minutes and is also available at DEM’s website:

For more information feel free to contact Crystal Van Beelen at (808) 723-8956 or email