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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
North Korea Disaster Preparedness Community Meeting
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:00 PM :: 4365 Views :: Military

“North Korea Disaster Preparedness”

News Release from Office of Rep Gene Ward October 24, 2017

What: Representative Gene Ward (R-17 - Hawai‘i Kai, Kalama Valley) will be hosting a town hall to discuss:

  • The origins and history of the North Korean Missile Crisis
  • The potential dangers faced by the Pacific Region and how this may or may not impact our community and state
  • How to prepare and know the best practices to follow if the unthinkable occurs

Hawai‘i’s Generals and disaster experts from the State Department of Defense will be available for questions.

When: Thursday, November 9th
            7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Hahaione Elementary
             595 Pepeekeo St.
             Honolulu, HI 96825

Media Info: Parking will be located in the parking lot of Hahaione Elementary. Street parking will also be available.

Background: With North Korea’s looming threat of a nuclear attack, it is important that in all aspects we are prepared. Representative Gene Ward has taken the imminent threats seriously, and has actively presented to a variety of civic and service groups interested in knowing how to best prepare for a nuclear attack.

(Rep. Gene Ward is the House Minority Leader Emeritus, Vietnam Veteran and former Peace Corps Volunteer who represents House District 17 – Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley)

Download Attachment:  North Korea Disaster Preparedness Flyer 

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News Release from Office of Rep Cynthia Theilen, October 25, 2017

Honolulu – A community meeting on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kailua Intermediate School cafeteria. The school is located at 145 S. Kainalu Drive in Kailua. 

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) Executive Officer Toby Clairmont will give a presentation on disaster preparedness.    

In addition, in light of recent concerns reading North Korean nuclear and missile tests, he will discuss what  HI-EMA is doing to prepare our state for the nuclear threat, what efforts are being conducted between the counties and what steps it is taking to educate the public and our community. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Senator Laura Thielen, Representative Cynthia Thielen, and Representative Chris Lee, as well as the Kailua Neighborhood Board's Public Safety, Public Health and Civil Defense Committee, are co-sponsoring the meeting.

For more information, please call Senator Thielen's office at 587-8388.

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