Hawaiʻi's Disaster Vulnerability: Honolulu Harbor

Mar 27, 2018

Containers in Honolulu Harbor
Credit Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

Hawaiʻi needs to import 3,000 tons of food per day to keep grocery store shelves stocked around the state. All of those goods come into one place: the Port of Honolulu. If damaged, it could take weeks to reopen the harbor after a disaster event. That could leave Hawaiʻi residents in big trouble.

In the second installment of The Conversation's five-part series looking at Hawaiʻi's disaster vulnerability, Catherine Cruz talks with David Lopez of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency about its recent review of existing systems in the state.