DEM of Honolulu Releases Hurricane Preparedness Information

Honolulu Residents Advised by DEM to Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit.

Hard to believe any agency of the government would make such an amazing suggestion. This should be done everyone not just those in a hurricane prone area.

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Honolulu Department of Emergency Management advises residents to prepare a 7-day Disaster Supply Kit and be informed in advance of Guillermo

HONOLULU— Oahu residents are advised to prepare a 7-day Disaster Supply Kit. Although Hurricane Guillermo may weaken before the system approaches the Hawaiian Islands next week, strong winds, heavy rains and high surf could potentially result in evacuations or other problems.

With Hawaii’s remoteness, in a major disaster it could be as long as a week before a full relief operation is in place. Hawaii residents need to be prepared to take care of all of their emergency needs and those of their family for at least a week following a major island or state-wide disaster.

7-Day Disaster Supply Kit

Your disaster supply kit should contain enough of the following items to last for 7-days:

Water – One gallon of water per person per day for seven-days for drinking and sanitation
Food – Non-perishable food that does not require cooking. Popular local foods such as Spam, corned beef, and Vienna sausage
Eating Utensils – Plates, mess kits, forks, and chop sticks. Don’t forget a non-electric can opener for canned foods
Radio – Battery-powered or hand crank radio with NOAA Weather alert
Light – Flashlight, portable fluorescent, or LED light
Spare batteries – Check annually
First Aid – Get a first aid kit and consider enrolling in a certified first aid, CPR, and AED course
Whistle – Important for signaling for help. A whistle carries much farther than the human voice and uses less energy than yelling
Dust Mask – Helps to filter contaminated air
Sanitation – Moist towelettes, toilet paper, 5-gallon bucket, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Tools – Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, duct tape
Maps – Local area maps
Prescription – Special medications and glasses
Baby – Infant formula and diapers
Pets – Pet food and extra water for your pet

By: Honolulu Department of Emergency Management

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