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Lawmakers hosting emergency preparedness meeting in Pahoa

State Reps. Joy San Buenaventura and Mark Nakashima will host a community meeting about emergency preparedness from 1-3 p.m. April 28 at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-2910 Kuuhome St.

Attending will be directors of Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Dennis Hwang, coastal hazard specialist, also will attend.

Topics for discussion will range from emergency shelter locations to hurricane preparations, and updates regarding the false missile alert.

Speakers also will consider unique characteristics of Puna homes such as catchment water use.

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