EMR Emergency Preparedness Meetings

E Komo Mai East Maui Residents!


Topic: East Maui Ready (EMR) Leadership Meeting

EMR Mission: To educate and assist our East Maui communities in being prepared, informed and ready to mitigate the effects of emergencies when disasters occur.

EMR Vision: To create a better prepared community as a collaboration of Agencies, Businesses and Partnerships working together towards a common goal in various disasters in East Maui.

Hana Highway Mile Marker Map provided by Hāna Police
Hana Highway Mile Marker Map provided by Hāna Police

Hurricane Season variably runs from May to November

Watch for Alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS)

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Maka‘ala  =  Alert, vigilant, watchful, wide awake, paying attention.

It is unfortunately common for injuries and fatalities to occur when visitors underestimate the power and wildness of East Maui. 
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Please follow to these basic tips to ensure your safety:


MEMA Alerts Account Switch Over

Effective August 1, 2022 the County of Maui and the Maui Emergency Management Agency has contracted with a new vendor for dissemination of emergency alerts, automated weather alerts, and emergency mass notifications. The new system will be known as MEMA ALERTS and the new vendor is CivicPlus, Inc., utilizing their CivicReady Emergency Communication Solution. This solution will provide for automated alerts directly from the National Weather Service, recipient’s choice of over 60 different languages for receiving messages, access to the myAlerts app for enhanced alerting while at home or on the go, and easier user account management.

Current subscriber contact information has been transferred over to the new system, however we would like all subscribers to log in, confirm your account and make sure that your contact information is correct and to make any necessary updates.

Existing Maka’ala subscribers:

· go to the following MEMA ALERTS website, https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?RegionId=1946

· select the green “modify” button at the bottom of the page

· enter the email address or phone number that you used to register with Everbridge

you will be sent a link to the email or number provided

· after accessing your account, make sure your contact information and any alert choices are correct and make any changes as needed

· hit the save button

· after you confirm your MEMA Alerts registration in the CivicReady system, deactivate your Maka’ala account with Everbridge or you may receive duplicate notifications until August 1st when the Everbridge system is deactivated. 

Please use the following link to access the sign in page to make changes to, or to deactivate your Maka’ala account through Everbridge:



New MEMA ALERTS Subscriber: (Please share this information with your family and friends)

· go to the following website, https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?RegionId=1946 to register for to our MEMA Alerts page for additional information and then click on the CivicReady registration link

· select the green “sign up” button

· input information as directed on the page

· hit the save button


Visit the MEMA Alerts webpage for additional information about signing up.


MEMA will no longer utilize the Maka’ala notification system through Everbridge effective August 1, 2022.

Download the myAlerts app for your iOS or android device for enhanced alerting while on the go.

(Scan the appropriate QR code for your phone type.)

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MEMA Monthly Emergency Response Meetings

First work day of each month at 5:30 pm. For CERT volunteers. (Coincides with monthly scheduled sirens and emergency alert system tests.) I’ve also attached the flyer below for the upcoming CERT in-person trainings which require prerequisite online course instruction with a certificate of completion. The QR code links to the online training.

New CERT Volunteers 

In-Person Skills Assessment and Field Exercise Schedule


MEMA is currently developing the training with the in-person skill assessment sessions to be scheduled for East Maui.  Visit mauicounty.gov/cert, and check back here for updates when that is scheduled!


Previously trained CERT Volunteers 

Email your CERT Basic Training certificate to cert@mauicounty.gov and you will be placed on our Active distribution list to receive information about on-going CERT training, monthly CERT meetings, and CERT news.


Darryl J. Takeda
CERT Membership Coordinator
Maui Emergency Management Agency