After false missile alert, HI-EMA addressed the visitor industry
Is Hawaii's visitor industry prepared for disasters?
That was the topic of discussion at the annual Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum in Waikiki Thursday.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency addressed the visitor industry in its "phone tree" during disasters.
After the false missile alert on January 13, HI-EMA admits there is room for improvement.
"Everybody's wondering you know, do we have plans for all these different events and yeah we do. I can't say that every property does but most of the major properties has a plan but then it's always up to the staff to read that plan and practice that plan," Jerry Dolak, Outrigger Resorts director of security and safety said.
During last month's scare, some hotels took guests into their basements for safety.