Hurricane Preparedness Encouraged for All Homesteaders and Residents

Waimanalo, Hawaii. 

WHHA members Frencha and Calvin Kalilimoku are currently the lead personnel of the Hazard Awareness & Resilience Program (HHARP) for the Waimanalo region and working in coordination with the Hawaii National Guard will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, April 26th at the Waimanalo LDS Ward (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - "Mormon") church located on Oluolu Street one block mauka of McDonald's.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m.!

This "FREE" event will have displays including local Fire truck, EMT ambulance and other ongoing demonstrations in their cultural hall to better inform the public in preparing for an unexpected natural disaster.  

In addition, WHHA always informs its membership to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season brings also the anxiety everyone encounters once the watch and warnings are announced and the possibility of the storm approaching near our State. 

WHHA encourages everyone to "prepare" a checklist and to begin "checking off" each item as soon as you can.  "Avoid wasteful spending, unneeded travelling and using your gasoline more wisely beforehand, rather than reacting last minute." commented WHHA President Paul Richards.  WHHA is recommending our homesteaders to begin planning for the worst and hoping for the best by stocking, preparing on some of these suggested items:

Battery or hand operated radio



Bottled water

First Aid kit

Personal medication

Hygiene and personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.)

Extra clothes, towels packed in plastic bags

Footwear (extra slippers, athletic shoes, etc.)

Extra cash (ATMs and Credit-ATM purchases may be limited)

Butane stove and cartridges


Water jugs

Poly sheeting, tarps

Rope, duct and masking tape

Ensure important papers, documents are kept dry

For more helpful information, check out the following websites:

Family Emergency Plan

Hawaii State Civil Defense

King Kamehameha Celebration - June 2014 Requesting Volunteers and Vendors

Waimanalo, Hawaii

Kamakana Aquino, the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) member and Commissioner on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission had issued a "shout out!" to all O'ahu Hawaiian homestead associations for volunteers and organizations who are interested as food vendors to contact him directly.

"This years Ho'ike'ike Celebration will take place at the Kakaako Waterfront Park immediately following the Parade on Saturday, June 14th!" exclaimed Kamakana.  "Because of the re-construction of the parking area at Kapiolani Park Bandstand and Waikiki Shell it would have been very difficult for vendors and visitors alike to enjoy the planned festivities being held that day to honor our Ka Mo'i" continued Mr. Aquino. 

To volunteer or if interested as a food vendor, email Kamakana Aquino at:


The expected crowd of over 3,000 visitors, guests and dignitaries are expected to join those who had completed the parade of floats, pau units, marchers and bands which commemorated the Hawaiian islands Ka Moi Kamehameha the Great.  Known throughout his life under various Hawaiian names and recognized as the "unifier" of the islands into a single kingdom after the island of Kauai voluntarily annexed itself to the other islands. 



The King Kamehameha Celebration Commissions funding from the State was cut from the annual budget during the earlier State of Hawaii Administration and has consistently encountered problems and "support" from the State Agencies, it is imperative to "restore" the appropriate funding to this historical and culturally recognized event.

"We know and have consistently been reminded by such notable figures and authoritative individuals such as Dr. Jon Van Dyke of the significance of the role King Kamehamhea the Great had to all Native Hawaiians!  To lessen his recognition through budget cuts led by a former State Governor only proves and shows where their priorities lie.  For this and numerous other reasons, we will pursue to correct this wrongdoing." says WHHA President Paul Richards





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