Kelly T. King
Kelly T. King is the Chair of the Maui County Council. She holds the County Council seat for the South Maui residency area.
The council generally meets every first and third Fridays of the month at 9 a.m.
For Immediate Release
The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge customers to take precautions as Hurricane Lane approaches
HONOLULU, Aug. 20, 2018 – As Hurricane Lane approaches the islands with the potential for high winds and heavy rains, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light are proactively preparing to respond, and customers should have their emergency plans in place.
The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Lane’s movement in order to move crews and equipment to areas most likely to be affected. Forecasts show that wind and rain could reach Hawaiʻi Island as early as tomorrow. Impacts to the other islands are expected as early as Wednesday.
Customers should review family and business emergency plans, ensure they have supplies they need on hand and keep close watch on the development of the storm system.
As the storm approaches, consider the following:
• Unplug electric appliances you may not need or use until the storm has passed or until power is restored
• Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, emergency generators, battery-operated (hand-crank or solar) radios, light sticks, and lanterns to be sure they are operational, and buy extra batteries
• Stock up on non-perishable foods, medications, personal hygiene, sanitary and baby supplies to last 14 days
• Purchase bottled water or store enough to supply one gallon per person per day, for 14 days
• Keep a first aid kit and special medications
• Pack a manual can opener and bottle opener
• Turn your refrigerator/freezer to the coldest setting; in the event of a power outage, food will keep fresh longer
• Stock an ice chest with ice or frozen ice packs
• Store matches or a lighter in a waterproof container
• Keep a whistle to signal for help
• If you own a pet, have extra pet food and water
Outside the home
• Tie down or store all loose objects
• Bring potted plants into the house
• Remove and store lanai furniture
• Throw deck furniture into the pool
• Cover all windows and door openings with boards, shutters, or other shielding materials.
• Wedge a dowel or a piece of broom handle into the track of sliding glass doors to secure them.
• If you have a rooftop photovoltaic system, consult with your licensed solar contractor regarding normal and emergency operation procedures for your solar system. As a safety precaution, most photovoltaic systems are designed to safely shut down during outages. PV systems typically have monitoring systems that allow owners to check on the status of their system.
Home health care patients should discuss emergency plans with their physician or agency representative beforehand and make appropriate arrangements.
If necessary, make prior arrangements with a hospital or emergency facility to stay there if you must evacuate. Storm shelters generally only provide first aid, not nursing care or medical assistance. If you must go to a hospital or emergency facility, be sure to take your medicines and medical equipment and supplies with you. If the situation is life threatening, call 911.
More electrical safety and preparation tips are available in the companies’ Handbook for Emergency Preparedness, available in five languages, at www.hawaiianelectric.com/prepare ; www.mauielectric.com/prepare ; www.hawaiielectriclight.com/prepare .
News Release – For immediate release
August 6, 2018
HAWAI`I RECOGNIZED AS FIRST STATE IN NATION TO PASS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) LEGISLATION IN ALL COUNTIES
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The Hawai`i State Commission on the Status of Women received the annual achievement award from the National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW), a national organization serving the nation’s commissions for women, at NACW’s annual conference in Los Angeles Aug. 4. The award recognizes Hawai`i’s achievement in becoming the first state in the nation to pass Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) legislation in every county.
CEDAW is the only international human rights treaty that focuses entirely on ending discrimination against women. The United States is one of just six countries in the world that failed to ratify the treaty. Passage at the local level represents a proactive commitment by each county in Hawai`i to evaluate their programs and budgets to ensure they affect men and women equitably. The effort began as part of the national Cities for CEDAW campaign.
Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the State Commission, stated, “Hawaii is reclaiming its role in leading the nation on women’s issues. We were the first state to legalize abortion, and our late Congressperson Patsy Mink was the principle author of Title IX, which was renamed in her honor. Now, we have become the first state to codify CEDAW in every county, and to codify Title IX into state law. Despite the federal attacks, we’ve made this year historic for women.”
The Hawai`i State Commission on the Status of Women brought the largest delegation in its history to the annual NACW conference, with representatives from Kaua`i, Maui, and Hawai`i Island Commissions in attendance. Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the State Commission, was also elected to the national board of the NACW.
Applications invited for West Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee
Applications for a position on the West Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee (“CPAC”) are now being accepted by the Council’s Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee.
9 of the CPAC’s 13 members will be appointed by the Council, while 4 will be appointed by the Mayor. All West Maui residents are encouraged to apply. An applicant must reside in the West Maui community plan area, which includes Ukumehame to Honokohau. The Council and the Mayor shall strive for diversity and balance of age, gender, background, profession, heritage, experience, and ideology of all CPAC participants. Experience in land use planning is helpful, but not required.
The application form and a general information sheet concerning the West Maui CPAC can be found under “Items of Interest” on the County Council’s website: www.mauicounty.us/pea.
Applications must be received or postmarked by 4:30 p.m. on July 6, 2018. The Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee will meet later that month to consider the appointments.
For additional information, please contact the Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee staff at 270-7134 or 270‑7668
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