Updated at 6:22 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2006
Plan for quicker emergency response announced
Advertiser StaffMayor Mufi Hannemann this morning announced plans to get more accurate information out to the public quickly in the event of an emergency like Sunday's earthquakes and power outage.
The city's Traffic Management Center has the ability to communicate directly with TV and radio stations and in the future will use that technology to get information directly to the media when that is the most effective option.
The city is also trying to get permission from the state to be able to access the Emergency Alert System on its own authority, instead of having to follow state protocol.
Meanwhile, the city's information technology experts will be looking into ways to get information out over the Internet.