SENS. KIDANI AND DELA CRUZ TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING ON HURRICANE SEASON PREPAREDNESS
WHO: Sen. Michelle Kidani, Sen. Donavan Dela Cruz
WHAT: Hurricane Season Preparedness Meeting
WHERE: Mililani High School Cafeteria
95-1200 Meheula Pkwy
WHEN: Thursday, July 6, 2017
State Senators Michelle N. Kidani (Dist. 18 – Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia) and Donovan M. Dela Cruz (Dist. 22 - Mililani Mauka, Launani Valley, Wahiawa, Waipio Acres, Wheeler, Whitmore Village) are hosting a community meeting to provide Central Oahu residents with information on the 2017 hurricane season.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. at the Mililani High School Cafeteria. Officials from various agencies will be present to provide information on the types of tropical cyclones, what to expect during the upcoming hurricane season, and how to prepare for any potential storm systems.
"Our community needs to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season," said Sen. Kidani. "Signing up for weather alerts, developing a family emergency plan, and building an emergency kit are all ways to be weather-ready."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts a strong chance of a near- or above-normal hurricane season, which lasts through November 30. This means a probability of five to eight tropical cyclones that will affect the Central Pacific. An average season produces four to five tropical cyclones, which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.
"This is the third season in a row that experts predict to be more active than normal. The community should utilize public resources such as the Central Pacific Hurricane Center or the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency to gather as much information as they can before we enter the latter months of the season," said Sen. Dela Cruz.
Officials stress that the outlook is a general guide to the overall seasonal hurricane activity in the Central Pacific basin and does not predict whether, or how many, of these systems will affect Hawai‘i.
For questions about the community meeting, please contact Sen. Kidani at 586-7100 or Sen. Dela Cruz at 586-6090.
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