From: Cummings, John III M [mailto:JCummings@honolulu.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:18 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Makaha Beach
Aloha Representative Shimabukuro-
Thank you for your call yesterday regarding your concerns about the debris and dead animals at Makaha Beach Park.
Currently our City Department of Parks and recreation is aware of the situation and is assigning clean-up crews to remove the debris. This should happen soon.
Regarding the dead animals, this issue is still being worked on as dead animal removal from the beach is something that is not normally done by our parks department. We hope to have this resolved quickly.
State Civil Defense has been made aware of the situation as some of the animal remains are in the ocean and removal of those would fall to DLNR and possibly the US Coast Guard. As you are probably well aware, the animal remains in the ocean are attracting the sharks.
Our City Life Guards will keep the shark warning signs posted until the end of the day.
Please feel free to contact our office should you or your staff have any further questions.
John M. Cummings III
Public Information Officer
Department of Emergency Management
City and County of Honolulu
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI. 96813
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