On Friday, August 30, 2019, David Lopez, Critical Systems & Logistics Analyst for the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA), conducted a presentation on Hawaii’s resilience and recovery in the event of a disaster.  Some identified vulnerabilities include emergency plans that are not mutually supported, and lack of supplies, emergency shelters, and equipment. The critical position of the Port of Honolulu was also discussed, as the Port will shut down 48 hours before a storm event, and there are no concrete plans to build an alternate port. The case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria was presented as a comparative analysis to Hawaii. While HIEMA is working on port restoration planning and raising awareness among political leaders, some recommendations that were presented included: individual disaster preparedness, business continuity planning, and offering shelter to employees, if company building is secure.