Rep. Gabbard to Hold Hurricane Preparedness Phone Town Hall

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will host a hurricane and disaster preparedness telephone town hall on Monday, June 26, at 4 p.m. HST.

The congresswoman will be joined by Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi, Anna Foust of Maui Emergency Management Agency, Elton Ushio of Kauaʻi Emergency Management Agency, Talmadge Magno of Hawaiʻi Island Civil Defense Agency and Melvin Kaku of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management.

These experts will answer questions from the community, discuss the forecast for the upcoming hurricane season and review new recommendations that Hawaiʻi residents prepare an emergency kit with a minimum 14-day supply of food, water and other necessities.


Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

“We are so fortunate to live in Hawaiʻi, but we have some seasonal disasters that are unique to our islands, and it’s important to be prepared,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “With hurricane season kicking off this month and running through November, I’m hosting a telephone town hall meeting with emergency management leaders in each of our counties to talk about how Hawaiʻi families can prepare and stay safe.”

How to Register for the Event

  • To receive a call reminding you to join this event on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 4 p.m.:
    • Text “TULSI” to 828282, OR
    • Go to and enter your name, phone number and email. Once you submit your information, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note: you must click “Verify” in the confirmation email in order to complete your registration.
  • To dial in to the call at the time of the event, call (888) 476-4187 at 4 p.m. HST on Monday, June 26.


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