Preparing for emergencies is topic of show

Officials will discuss hurricane, tsunami and emergency preparedness on the “Your County with Mayor Arakawa” live show at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Akaku Channel 55.

Featured will be Anna Foust, Civil Defense emergency management officer, and guest Dennis Hwang, a member of the faculty of the University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant Program.

Hwang has 20 years experience working in the area of coastal zone management. He is the author of the “Hawaii Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook.”

June is the beginning of hurricane season, and Hwang and county officials will address safety tips for residents.

With the mayor out of town, Managing Director Keith Regan will host the show that will be moderated by Communications Director Rod Antone.

Viewers may ask questions live by calling Akaku TV at 873-3430.

The show will re-air Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from May 8 to 29.