LETTER: Hawai‘i Not Prepared for Disaster

September 6, 2017, 8:26 AM HST (Updated September 6, 2017, 8:26 AM)

Hurricane Harvey damages are estimated up to 180 Billion.

Honolulu totally unprepared. The Mayor, City Council and State of Hawaii wasting billions while not preparing for the next big coming ocean disaster.

Hurricane Irma will affect 5-10 million people with estimates of at least 200 Billion in damages.

Honolulu shares the same wide open ocean disaster access as the Philippine city of Tacloban.

Typhoon Haiyan hit the beautiful port city of Tacloban in 2013, leaving 6,201 dead.

“I don’t believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way —every single building, every single house,” U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy said after taking a helicopter flight over Tacloban, the largest city in Leyte province, November 11, 2013.


Honolulu totally unprepared for the long overdue for the next major ocean hurricane or tsunami, wasting billions on a useless rail when City basics like the Honolulu waste water treatment plant sits out on a low sea level sandbar- the very first feature of modern convenience destroyed.

Heavy rain caused 20 million gallons of partially treated wastewater to fill the storeroom at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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