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Hawai?i's Disaster Vulnerability: Honolulu Harbor

Daniel Ramirez

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.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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