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Disaster Planning to Be Required for New Condos

“Disaster Planning to Be Required for New Condos” 
KHON2 – Jan 29, 2019

In Hawaii we tend to focus on disaster preparation for hurricane season, from June through November. However, we all know that a disaster of any kind can happen at any time. A new proposal would require new condominiums to have disaster plans in place before they are needed. Some disasters can be predicted, like when hurricanes appear in weather forecasts. Other disasters, like the Marco Polo fire, catch everyone off-guard. A new bill by state Representative Cynthia Thielen, co-signed by Representative Gregg Takayama, would require new condominiums to create disaster preparedness plans before the beginning of next year. Takayama says the law would apply equally to low-rise, affordable developments and high-rise, luxury condos.

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