Hawai?i's Disaster Vulnerability: Honolulu Harbor
Hawai?i 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 Hawai?i residents in big trouble.
In the second installment of The Conversation's five-part series looking at Hawai?i'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.