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KCA set to take a look at emergency preparedness

The Kihei Community Association welcomes Kevin Richards from the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program. He is a planner with Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Additionally, our state representative, Tina Wildberger, and Herman Andaya, county administrator for the Maui Emergency Management Agency, will speak.

The meeting is to be held at St. Theresa Church, at the corner of Lipoa Street and South Kihei Road, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

We hear that our community is weary of hearing all these warnings. But even more, the concern is that our region’s infrastructure is so outdated that being prepared to evacuate becomes of little value. How valuable is a “go bag” if you can’t go anywhere? Come ask the hard questions of the state and county agency representatives.

First, the membership will elect a nominating committee, which will be charged with assembling the list of nominees for the 2020 board of directors. We need a strong group of directors for out 60th year!

This meeting continues our drive for donations to the Maui Food Bank. Estimates say over 10 percent of keiki and kupuna go to bed hungry on Maui each night. No admission fee, so bring some nonperishable nutritious food donations.

Membership is not required but encouraged, especially now when the 40 percent discount offer is in effect. See www.gokihei.org to become a member or sign up for our newsletter. For more information, call 508-499-9996.

Mike Moran

President, Kihei Community Association