The Downtown Hilo Improvement Association is partnering with the Pacific Tsunami Museum to present an Earthquake/Tsunami Business Preparedness Workshop on Wednesday, April 4. It will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Pacific Tsunami Museum at 130 Kamehameha Avenue. The signup deadline is this Friday.
The speakers will include Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist-in-Charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and Benedict Fuata, the new Administrator of Hawaii County Civil Defense along with John Drummond, also with Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The purpose of the workshop is to help businesses learn how to protect irreplaceable business assets and protect employees and customers in the event of a tsunami. Attendees will also learn the latest, including what was learned in March, 2011, about this ever-present threat. The workshop will cover how the USGS, HVO, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center get their information, how quickly alerts go out, how decisions are made, and more.
The fee to attend the workshop is $7 for Downtown Improvement Association members and $12 for non members, with discounts if there are 3 or more from the same business. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Alice Moon at email@example.com or call 935-8850.