Kanu Hawaii’s community resilience work was catalyzed by the natural disasters that impacted the state in 2018: extreme rainfall on Kauai, flooding on Oahu, Hurricane Lane, Tropical Storm Olivia, and the volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island. A key takeaway from all of these events was the importance of strong community relationships and cohesion in response and recovery. Since 2018, Kanu Hawaii has become part of several initiatives focused on growing the resilience of our communities.
Waikiki Safe Ohana
The Waikiki Safe Ohana is a consortium of local organizations working toward increasing the resilience of Waikiki, with a particular focus on the senior population. Activities of the consortium include disaster preparedness trainings, policy development, awareness campaigns, and partnership with management companies to implement preparedness plans.