Wildfires in Puna? It's a reality and the issue has been amplified since Hurricane Iselle hit. Given the countless fallen trees and debris that will certainly dry out come dry season (and likely El Niño drought) the fire risk in Puna has skyrocketed. Not to mention, an encroaching lava flow is steadily increasing the wildfire ignition risk.
Now more than ever is the best time to prepare for wildfires in Puna. That's why HWMO took part in this year's PREP event at Keaau High School, which drew thousands of visitors, all with an interest in emergency planning and preparedness. HWMO's Pablo Beimler and Ilene Grossman passed out dozens of Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guides, which will come in handy for families interested in minimizing wildfire risk around the home.
Banner photo: Keiki galore stopped by the HWMO booth for Smokey Gear and Ready, Set, Go! Guides.