The Kapolei Local Emergency Area Network (KLEAN) hosted a successful 2018 Hurricane preparedness Table Top Exercise (TTX) on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Ho’okele Elementary School in preparation for the 2018 hurricane season. The exercise included participants from 28 Local, State, and Federal agencies as well as non-profit and private sector organizations. The TTX focused on pre- and post-impact hurricane preparedness, coordination, and response actions in an effort to help our community to be better prepared for emergencies and incidents of all types and sizes. The TTX began with opening remarks by Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii State Representative Andria Tupola, and Honolulu City Councilmember Kymberly Pine. The three political leaders expressed gratitude for KLEAN’s efforts and urged members to continue preparedness planning efforts in the community.

Annie Lam, President of KLEAN stated that “We are so grateful for the level of participation seen at last week’s exercise; What an encouraging turnout! I believe the tabletop exercise will enhance the region’s level of emergency awareness and preparedness. We also invite you to continue building partnership with other stakeholders by joining KLEAN. Please visit www.kleanhawaii.org for membership information. Together we will build a more resilient community.”