Hawaii Visitor Coordination Annex (2017)


The Hawaii Visitor Coordination Annex is an all-hazards – joint plan, developed by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) with county emergency management agencies and visitor industry stakeholders. RZHQ designed, developed, and conducted workshops with key stakeholders to gather input for the Visitor Coordination Annex. The Visitor Coordination Annex is an acknowledgment that the care of visitors during emergencies and disasters deserves special planning consideration, given the substantial size of the visitor population and the importance of the industry to the state’s economic health.

The Visitor Coordination Annex fosters emergency preparedness planning and establishes the organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and procedures that the government and the visitor industry use to coordinate emergency support to the visitor population and relay information and needs throughout all incident phases.