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Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!

Happy New Year!  The Waianae Coast Disaster Readiness Team is excited to bring you our new e-newsletter.  At least once a month you'll receive news, announcements, related articles, and much more.  If you no longer wish to receive this email, please unsubscribe via the links provided or contact us here.

Also new to 2018 - Don "Rock" Arakaki has tirelessly served as the Chair of the WCDRT since its inception in 2014.  Under his leadership we've continued to host monthly workshops offering informational presentations and training to the community; established the framework of our Emergency Operations Plan; conducted presentations and held booths at local events; built partnerships and gained recognitions from local, state, federal, and private organizations throughout the emergency management community.

As of January 10, 2018, Rock has chosen to step-down as Chair and appointed C. Pono Higa to take on the new leadership role.  Mahalo Rock for your service to this country, state, and Waianae Coast community.  We look forward to your continued support in our resiliency efforts.
Joyce & Don "Rock" Arakaki
At our January 2018 workshop we'll discuss:

Tsunami Evacuation Signage Project
Volunteers needed!  The City & County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management plans to install/update signs throughout the Waianae Coast alerting the community to tsunami evacuation routes.  They need our help to identify existing poles where signs maybe installed.  Presenters: Crystal Van Beelen (Honolulu-DEM), Barbara Mindoro (WCDRT).

WCDRT Emergency Operations Plan Draft
Steve Yoshimura (HI-EMA) has graciously volunteered his time and skill to draft the framework of our EOP.  We need your help to make it #WaianaeReady.

3rd Annual Waianae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair
Save the date!  Saturday, June 2nd we'll be hosting our annual fair.  We're five months away and the planning has already begun.  Come to Wednesday's workshop ready to share your ideas to make this years fair a success.
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