Following Saturday’s state-wide incoming missile alert, numerous owners emailed asking if we had a response plan for such an event. We make an effort to prepare for every event and quite frankly, nuclear detonation wasn’t one that was considered until now.
To ease minds, I have prepared a response document (see link below) which was taken off the Maui County Emergency Management Agency website. It provides basic guidance until a more detailed plan can be created.
You will note that currently, the state of Hawaii does not have designated blast or fallout shelters.
Maui Vista Nuclear Response
Victoria Reyes, CMCA, AMS
Maui Vista, AOAO
808-874-5252 or 808-268-5666
Tropical Storm Ana is still expected to become a Category I hurricane although the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and local meteorologists are now projecting the storm has moved more SW and will not likely hit the West sides of the Big Island, Maui, or Oahu directly as predicted. However, they are still predicting the island chain will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Ana in the form of potentially a 1 foot storm surge from the ocean, heavy rains and winds. They are asking everyone to stay out of the ocean during this time.
Staff at Maui Vista is still securing the property and preparing the rains and winds. Since the event is projected to hit Maui at 2:00am staff will be closing the pools down at 2pm today to stack furniture and secure them for the upcoming winds. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This information can be found on our website: www.aoaomauivista.org under EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. If you self-manage your unit and no one is occupying it at this time, please contact your on-island representative and ensure he/she will move lanai furniture inside.
Thank you for your assistance.
AS YOU MAY KNOW, Tropical Storm Ana formed in the north central Pacific and took on a Hawaiian name. This tropical cyclone has been intensifying with sustained winds of 90 mph and higher gusts near 115 mph.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) official forecast track has what will then be a hurricane, clipping the South Point area on the Big Island, then sweeping northwest just to the south of Maui County, before clipping the western tip of Oahu…and on towards Kauai at a weakening tropical storm.. This track can change each day between now and when it gets closer to us late Friday and early Saturday.
Given the current projection, or even one similar to it, parts of the islands will experience hurricane force winds, rough surf, and flooding rainfall.
Please begin thinking about what needs to be done to protect your unit.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO secure loose objects, such as lawn or lanai furniture, plants, and umbrellas among other things. We take this threat seriously for the safety of our owners and their guests. We will continue monitoring Ana’s progress as it approaches our island.
Security will be handing out instructions to your guests on preparations that need to be addressed before the weekend arrives. This information can be found on our website: www.aoaomauivista.org under EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. If you self-manage your unit and no one is occupying it at this time, please contact your on-island representative and ensure he/she will move lanai furniture inside. Thank you in advance for your assistance by securing all lanai furniture by Friday noon.