University of Hawaii Gets Nearly $5 Million for Disaster

June 23, 2009

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu has been awarded nearly $5 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The center provides disaster training to ensure island communities throughout the Pacific are ready and able to respond, recover and rebuild after catastrophes.

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka said in a Washington news release that with the start of the hurricane season, the funding will help the university reach out to those across the Pacific with disaster planning and response.

UH has one of seven Federal Emergency Management Agency national domestic preparedness sites nationwide.

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