Tropical Storm Flossie


SUNDAY, JULY 28th, 2013:

CER will close the office at 2pm tomorrow because of TS Flossie.  The On-Call will start at 2pm.  The storm is expected to hit the Big Island at 6am tomorrow, and hit Oahu at 6pm.  The Dept. of Emergency Mgmt. recommends that you should be off the roads at 6pm.

Do not panic, but be prepared:

The Department of Emergency Management recommends the following preparedness actions and procedures:

IF YOU ARE HOMELESS AND NEED SHELTER:  Locations and opening times (if needed) of shelters will be broadcast over TV and radio. If you do not have access to these, you may call the Hawaii Dept. of Health ACCESS Line at 832-3100.  Here’s the link to shelter information:
Know if you are located in a tsunami evacuation zone (tropical storm zones are the same).  These are listed in the beginning of the phone book. Here is the link for an interactive evacuation zone map
If you drive, ensure that you have sufficient gas in your car.
Ensure your computer and cell phones and other devices are fully charged (get ready for power outages).
Plan to care for your family pets in the event you have to evacuate your home (don’t leave pets at home).  
If possible, stock a few days of non-perishable foods and emergency supplies, including water.
Make sure you have a battery operated radio, flashlight and spare batteries on hand at all times.
Visit the department’s web site at for more information and to view a list of Oahu hurricane shelters.

Tsunami Warning For Hawaii


Tsunami Warning For Hawaii, but the waves are predicted to be small.  


The prediction is that it is supposed to hit about 10:30 pm tonight, Saturday Oct. 27th, 2012.  

On Oahu, if there are any waves, the waves should be small. If you live directly on the beach, or on the ground floor within a mile or so of the beach, then just be aware that some minor flooding could occur.  However, there is currently no information that that there is any danger.


If you are not within a mile or so of the beach, then nothing should effect you.

If there are any concerns, call the CER Crisis Line at 942-7884.

Mental Health America


“The mission of Mental Health America of Hawai`i is to promote mental wellness, prevent mental illnesses / co-occurring disorders, reduce stigma and improve the overall care, treatment and empowerment of those with mental illnesses – children, adults, elders – and their families. We do this by creating new programs, assisting people in getting help, and advocating for improved care.”


Click here for the Mental Health America Hawaii Website!



March 13, 2012

 Dear USPRA Supporters,

           Your national Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that following an exhaustive search, Dawn M. Bauman, CAE has been offered and accepted a position to serve as the new CEO of USPRA. Dawn’s official start date is Monday, April 9.

           Dawn comes to USPRA from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) where she is the Executive Director of the National Board of Certification.  Dawn is a recognized national authority on the growth and development of credentialing programs, and her background and skills align wonderfully with our priority of aggressively expanding USPRA through top-flight programs designed to deliver knowledge and training to the organizations and professional practitioners providing psychiatric rehabilitation.