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LETTER: Hawai‘i Not Prepared for Disaster

Posted September 6, 2017, 08:26 AM HST
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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.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/AL112017_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind.png

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.

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“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.

http://interactives.khon2.com/photomojo/gallery/preview/14798/275035/wastewater-spill-at-sand-island/sand-island-wastewater-treatment-plant/

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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Donald Klees Not to mention all of the major airports, power plants and all petroleum product storage that will be easily overwhelmed on all of the Islands. You would think that after ALL of the infrastructure failures over the last few years that legislators in the state and county governments would start looking at those issues BEFORE something happens!September 06, 2017 09:04am
Megrez Mraz Too busy trying to figure out how to fill their bank accounts in the meantime....September 06, 2017 12:23pm
James Kong The only airports that will be open for business are Kamuela, Lanai, Molokai, and the Military's bases at Pohakaloa and Wheeler.September 06, 2017 06:34pm
Dan Citron ShockedSeptember 07, 2017 04:03pm
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