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BE PREPARED: We don't like to dwell on it, but let's face it: Hawaii is prone to disasters. Due to the limited infrastructure in many areas, it's important for residents to know what they can do in an emergency situation. This is what the Puna Regional Emergency Preparedness Fair at Kea'au High School is all about. It happens this Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Everyone is invited and admission is absolutely free. 

There'll be over 45 presentations, exhibits and contests featuring emergency routes, centers & shelters, planning & training, communications, security and sustainability. Plus Lucky Number Drawings every half hour for Emergency Preparedness bags filled with goodies by local businesses. Plus KEIKI I.D. and plenty of children's activities.

Participating groups include: the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, Police and Fire Departments, state Department of Health and the National Guard, NOAA and FEMA at the federal level;, American Red Cross, Hawaii Island Humane Society, Pacific Tsunami Museum, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, Hawaii Community College nursing students, Civil Air Patrol and the Big Island Amateur Radio Club.

(Photo) Dr. Marlene Hapai - event co-Chair Marlene Hapai, chair of the new Subcommittee on Connectivity and Emergency Response and Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira..

For more information contact Hapai at 966-9894 or mhapai@aol.com



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