Hawaii Drought Committee Meeting 2017


It has been another year of intense drought for leeward areas on Hawaiʻi Island. Twenty-five people representing various agencies met in Waimea on May 16 to hear updates on the current drought conditions from NOAA National Weather Service and share updates relating to drought with each other. HWMO was in attendance and we shared about some of the wildfire activity and hazards this year, but also projects we are working on in order to reduce the fire threat, including Wildfire Lookout! We also let people know that it was Wildfire Preparedness Month, encouraging agency representatives to share wildfire readiness information with their networks.