This is a belated plug for the West Hawai’i Community Forum. They are hosting a forum on topics that are very much relevant to our island today – disaster readiness and resiliency. The recent events in Puerto Rico have highlighted the impact that a natural disaster can have on infrastructure, access to supplies, and day-to-day life. They also raise questions about our level of readiness of large disasters and what we have in place to mitigate their impact.
The forum is happening tomorrow (November 16, 2017)!
From the organization’s website:
“The November 16th West Hawai’i Community Forum will explore the connected subjects of “Preparedness, Self-Sufficiency, and Sustainability” in Hawai’i, as experts discuss the fragility of island living, its vulnerabilities to emergencies, disasters, and supply-chain disruptions, and current state-wide response plans to restoring daily island life norms for Hawai’i residents and its economy after a major life-disrupting event.
The forum will also explore plans and efforts to address global warming threats to infrastructure, property, and people, and how sustainable agricultural practices can address some current vulnerabilities…”
The event is from 6-8PM at the West Hawai’i Civic Center, Council Chambers (74-677 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740).
For more information, visit www.westhawaiiforum.org.