FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Honolulu Harbor Generator Project Pays off   [open pdf - 59KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes,"When the Kiholo Bay earthquake (measuring Mw6.7) struck early on a Sunday morning in October 2006, the shaking was felt on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu and Maui. Seven minutes later, another powerful earthquake occurred, this one measuring Mw6.0. Following the earthquakes, the island of Oahu experienced a major power outage which lasted for 13 hours. Fortunately for the residents, visitors and businesses of the State, the large generators that were installed at the Honolulu Harbor performed as planned: providing power to maintain refrigerated containers with perishable goods, operating cranes and avoiding dependency on city power." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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