By Diane Ako
After the recent scares from Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, the Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Committee will be holding its 4th Annual Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Ewa Makai Middle School on Saturday, September 6th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is a free event open to all residents of O’ahu with over $10,000 worth of preparedness items to give away. You'll learn how to be better prepared for the next natural or manmade disaster and other emergencies such as school lockdowns.
This year's theme is preparing you, your family and pet(s) for emergency shelter. They'll have a scaled down emergency shelter unit inside the Ewa Makai Middle School facility for people to walk through and see the shockingly small dimensions of what they will have to put up with if not fully prepared.
Participating organizations include the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), City & County of Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management, The Bus, Hawaiian Electric Company, The American Red Cross, Honolulu Fire and Police, and many other private and public vendors.