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Kaua’i to host North Shore resilience center meeting Tuesday

Kaua‘i Watershed Alliance
Kaua‘i Watershed Alliance

The County of Kaua’i’s Emergency Management Agency will host a virtual meeting to unveil the final designs for its Wainiha Community Resilience Center Tuesday.

The North-Shore-based center will have year-round community services and state and county offices for the area that has gotten cut-off during severe weather events.

The first preliminary designs were shared at a February 2020 meeting, where KEMA collected additional feedback and comments from the community. From there, input contributed into the final design work.

In addition to a certified kitchen, the facility’s emergency capabilities include power generation, secure storage for medical supplies and an area for resource distribution.

The center will also host satellite offices for the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks, as well as the Kaua'i Police Department and Kaua'i Fire Department.

The online meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will go over the site’s design, as well as a historical overview of the area and burial mitigation plans.

The virtual meeting will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85135202901?pwd=S2VmYTQ4M1lIRmZJdnJxTXJjMDBQdz09

Meeting ID: 851 3520 2901

Passcode: Kauai2022

Sabrina Bodon was Hawaiʻi Public Radio's government reporter.
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