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Mayor to discuss emergency planning with the West Maui community

By Staff | Oct 18, 2019

West Maui experienced another massive brushfire on Oct. 2 that scorched thousands of acres and stranded residents and visitors on both sides of the Pali.

Was information on shelters and road closures effectively communicated? What could have been handled better?

Residents will have the opportunity to discuss West Maui emergency planning with Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Waiola Church’s Keopuolani Hall at 535 Wainee St. in Lahaina.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina and West Maui Taxpayers Association. WMTA will provide snacks and beverages.

According to WMTA, after a devastating fire and flooding event in Lahaina last year, Victorino’s administration has taken a proactive approach to strategically synergize Maui emergency management planning with the West Maui Taxpayer Association’s West Maui Emergency Plan.

The Draft WMTA Emergency Plan can be viewed at www.westmaui.org.

“We look forward to the mayor’s leadership in necessary improvements to emergency planning based on his review of these After Action Reports on West Maui,” noted Joe Pluta of WMTA.

Attend and offer your insight on West Maui disaster planning. The next fire or disaster could happen soon.