Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP)
During 2016 Be Ready Manoa will sponsoring a series of seminars to help Manoa prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis. The official purpose of HHARP is as follows:
The aim of the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP) is to help communities prepare to be self-reliant during and after natural hazard events, improve their ability to take care of their own needs, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters.
HHARP can enhance community resilience through education and outreach sessions that build awareness and understanding of hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. State and county emergency management agencies have partnered to administer HHARP in support of community leaders willing to implement the program.
These seminars will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning on March 23 at the Manoa Library from 6:00 PM TO 7:30 pm. There will be featured speakers from the National Weather Service, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the Department of Emergency Management (City) and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (State).
A tentative schedule (as of 8/26/2016) for HHARP sessions in the remainder of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 is shown below. At the conclusion of these sessions we expect that the State will certify Manoa as an all hazards resilient community.