City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters

Request to:
Department of Emergency Management
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Summary of Request
The locations of the City and County of Honolulu's 127 potential public hurricane/tropical cyclone/storm evacuation shelter facilities. The level of protection currently assessed at each of these facilities, ranging from tropical storm-strength winds to hurricane Category 5-strength winds.

Messages in this request

From Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat)
Subject Records Request for Department of Emergency Management: City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters [#142]
Date Oct. 16, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
To Department of Emergency Management
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
The locations of the City and County of Honolulu's 127 potential public hurricane/tropical cyclone/storm evacuation shelter facilities. The level of protection currently assessed at each of these facilities, ranging from tropical storm-strength winds to hurricane Category 5-strength winds.
[... Show complete request text] Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat)
  1. 2 years, 8 months agoOct. 16, 2018, 12:30 p.m.: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) sent a message to Department of Emergency Management.
From Masuoka, Mari – Department of Emergency Management
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Emergency Management: City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters [#142]
Date Oct. 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Hi Marcel, Please see attached acknowledgement. I did want to clarify what we mean when we checked the box that this request cannot be granted in its entirety. We, DEM, can provide you with the list of the potential shelters, no problem. However, for the second part of your request for the level of protection currently assessed for each facility, DEM does not maintain that record; those records I believe are maintained by the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you. Mari Masuoka, Admin Specialist Department of Emergency Management City & County of Honolulu Tel: (808) 723-8959 Fax: (808) 768-1491
-----Original Message----- From: Marcel Honore <<email address>> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:31 PM To: Department of Emergency Management < <name and email address> > Subject: Records Request for Department of Emergency Management: City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters [#142] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. The locations of the City and County of Honolulu's 127 potential public hurricane/tropical cyclone/storm evacuation shelter facilities. The level of protection currently assessed at each of these facilities, ranging from tropical storm-strength winds to hurricane Category 5-strength winds. Mahalo, Marcel Honore Honolulu Civil Beat
  1. 2 years, 8 months agoOct. 16, 2018, 3:05 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Emergency Management.
From Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat)
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Emergency Management: City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters [#142]
Date Oct. 16, 2018, 3:14 p.m.
To Department of Emergency Management

Hi Mari, Mahalo for your prompt reply - the list of shelter locations works fine for me - I'll follow up separately with HI-EMA on the assessments. aloha, Marcel
  1. 2 years, 8 months agoOct. 16, 2018, 3:14 p.m.: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) sent a message to Department of Emergency Management.
From Cummings, John III M – Department of Emergency Management
Subject Request for Information - Department of Emergency Management
Date Oct. 18, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Attachments

Dear Mr. Honore, Thank you for contacting the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management. For the first part of your request for the locations of City and County of Honolulu's potential hurricane evacuation shelter facilities, we are attaching a PDF of our most current list. While HI-EMA previously reported 127 facilities for Oahu, the list is dynamic and subject to change; we currently have 122 facilities on the potential hurricane evacuation shelter list. We will also be posting this list on our website shortly as well as an interactive map. The second part of your request was regarding the level of protection currently assessed at each of these facilities, ranging from tropical storm-strength winds to hurricane Category 5-strength winds. For O'ahu HI-EMA has previously published a table showing 24-buildings that meet current guidelines for category 1 hurricane and 1 building for category 3 hurricane for Oahu based on recent retrofits. We currently do not maintain any other rating data associated with storm categories for the remaining buildings. Instead, the buildings and rooms were previously assessed and determined to be usable with some risk. The City and County of Honolulu finds all of the hurricane evacuation shelters to be a safer option than remaining in areas prone to flooding or storm surge inundation, on exposed ridgelines or in older homes with wood frames or single wall construction. Thank you for your patience and we hope this email provides you with the information you requested. Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions. Thank you, John John M. Cummings III Public Information Officer Department of Emergency Management City and County of Honolulu 650 South King Street Honolulu, HI. 96813 808-723-8960 Office 808-222-3274 Cell 808-524-3439 Fax Follow DEM! On the World Wide Web: www.OahuDEM.org<http://www.oahudem... On Facebook: www.facebook.com/OahuDEM<http://ww... On Twitter: www.twitter.com/Oahu_DEM<http://ww... Sign up for free alerts to your cell phone and or email account at https://hnl.info/alerts provided by the City & County of Honolulu BE FIRST, BE RIGHT, BE CREDIBLE Crisis Emergency Risk Communication - CERC
  1. 2 years, 8 months agoOct. 18, 2018, 4:44 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Emergency Management.
  2. 2 years, 6 months agoDec. 10, 2018, 10:53 a.m.: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) set status to 'Request Successful'.
  3. 1 year, 7 months agoNov. 2, 2019, midnight: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) made the request 'City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters' public.
  4. 1 year, 7 months agoNov. 2, 2019, midnight: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) published an attachment on request City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters.
  5. 1 year, 7 months agoNov. 2, 2019, midnight: Marcel Honore (Honolulu Civil Beat) published an attachment on request City and County of Honolulu hurricane shelters.