Preparation before a disaster is critical to community resiliency.
Promote disaster preparedness through fairs and community and business events in Kailua.
Identify and equip community groups interested in providing response or recovery services.
Fundraise and purchase supplies for response and recovery efforts:
Kailua Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for search and rescue and disaster medical supplies (response phase).
Community Points of Distribution (CPOD) safety and traffic control supplies (recovery phase).
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, partner with Kailua CERT to gather information on areas in Kailua impacted by the disaster.
Coordinate recovery services, connecting people with life-saving supplies.
Conduct needs assessment (who needs food, water, medicines, etc.) of Kailua residents.
Forward results of needs assessment to government and nonprofit relief agencies.
Coordinate the logistics and distribution of supplies through the use of Community Points of Distributions (CPODs).