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Are you ready for the next Lahaina disaster?

By Staff | Apr 28, 2011

The tsunami of March 11, 2011 resulted in surges that damaged walkways in Lahaina Harbor. Residents say the tidal wave of April 1, 1946 was more powerful. Photo by Donnell Tate.

LAHAINA — Were you here when a 7.1 earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands on April 1, 1946, causing a tsunami that killed 159 people in Hawaii?

Casco Wealth Management LLC will host a free public event at Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to help the public learn how to prepare for and survive natural disasters and emergency events.

Eyewitness accounts and survival stories from the 1946 tsunami and other devastating local events will be shared, followed by presentations from Anna Foust, Maui County Civil Defense emergency management officer; Jeff Murray, Maui County fire chief; and Archie Kalepa, Maui County Ocean Safety and Rescue officer.

Come and find out what you need to know to take care of your family in times of emergency.

For information on the event, call Janis Casco at Casco Wealth Management LLC at 667-5599.