So this WAS a drill today, right? Part of the joint “emergency preparedness” exercise announced last week

2/5/18 #kihei
When a signalized intersection along our Pi’ilani Hwy has an outage, we are used to seeing MPD out controlling that intersection, but this morning at Ohukai Rd, that scenario of the blinking light had at least ten guys there. This announcement was released last week:

Joint Exercise with the Hawaii National Guard Taking Place Next Week

Wailuku, Maui – The Hawaii National Guard’s 93rd Civil Support Team along with the United States Coast Guard, paramedics, airport security, Maui police, and firefighters will be participating in large-scale emergency operations exercise beginning next week Monday, February 5, 2018. The exercise will take place throughout Maui island including but not limited to West, South and Central Maui.  

Residents and visitors are asked not to be alarmed as some participants will be dressed in full tactical gear as well as hazmat suits. Most of the visible activity for the public will take place on February 7 and 8th.

For more information about the exercise call the Hawaii National Guard Public Affairs Office at (808) 733-4258.

     So was this the start for our region?

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