‘Ewa Beach residents are urging their neighbors to get prepared for disasters in light of Tuesday’s earthquake in Virginia.  The ‘Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee, a nonprofit organization, will host a “Get Ready ‘Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair as part of September’s National Preparedness Month.

“Today’s earthquake on the East Coast serves as a reminder that disasters can strike on any day, at any time, anywhere in the world.  It’s important that all of our residents take the risk seriously and get prepared,” said Rep. Kymberly Pine (‘Ewa Beach, Iroquois Point, Pu‘uloa).

The fair is scheduled for September 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at ‘Ewa Makai Middle School in ‘Ewa Beach.  The event will focus on tsunami, hurricane and earthquake preparedness, how to create a family plan, supply kits, evacuations, health emergencies and insurance.

Experts from the Department of Emergency Management, State Civil Defense, FEMA, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America and dozens of other organizations will host informational booths, seminars and training sessions.

For more details or to inquire about hosting a booth, call Donald Harlor at 683-3388.