A’ohe hana nui ka alu’ia
(No task is too big when done together)
Hawaii is an island chain with over 1,000 miles of coastline, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This isolation, combined with our active volcanoes, towering mountains, treacherous valleys and gulches, rushing rivers and torrential rain, makes us especially vulnerable to environmental disasters. Tsunamis, floods, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions regularly ravage Hawaii’s islands.
On Hawaii Island, Kilauea volcano’s recent, ongoing eruptions have displaced more than 2,000 people and covered more than 1,700 acres. Volcanic Eruptions and environmental disasters can be devastating to our communities. It’s important that each of us is prepared. Fortunately, Hawaii has many government and community resources at the ready. Check out these resources. Go to a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency workshop. Most importantly, make a disaster readiness plan for your family and your ohana.