Hurricane preparedness workshop set for Thursday

LIHUE — The public is invited to attend a free hurricane preparedness workshop on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lihue Neighborhood Center.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Presentations will be made by representatives from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Kauai Civil Defense Agency, National Weather Service, University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and the American Red Cross.

Among the topics that will be covered are the following: lessons learned from the 2014 hurricane season; outlook for the 2015 hurricane season; how to prepare your home to be wind resistant; what to do with rooftop solar panels; evacuation planning; and emergency supplies.

“With the advancements made in science and technology, our efforts toward weather-readiness has certainly increased, but there’s still a lot more work to be done in terms of strengthening personal preparedness and resilience,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

“I encourage residents to attend this workshop and learn how to minimize your risks before disaster strikes.”

For more information about the workshop, go to http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/.

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