When the state calls, will your family be ready with you? Or without you? 

Preparing For Disaster

Being prepared for disaster is important. When disaster strikes, you may not have ample time to respond and ensure the resources you and your family need to survive are available. Moreover, hundreds of other families in your area share the same concerns, and it will be difficult to get access to the necessities you need due to shortages and competition. Do not wait until the last minute and get caught in this situation. Disaster-time civilian response requires sound decision-making and action to save the lives of families and friends.

When determining your emergency needs, plan for the long haul. In any major disaster scenario, it may take 72 hours or more for emergency personnel to reach you. Emergency preparedness kits should contain the essentials your family needs to survive during a disaster. Having two is ideal; a multipurpose kit that with provisions for more activities for the home, and a transportable slimmed down kit with bare necessities for survival when on the go. Any preparations should be accompanied by an emergency plan. Know where your family is and how to keep in contact in the event of a disaster. Most of all, keep informed. Find out what disasters you may be affected by and plan accordingly. Determine and manage your emergency needs as required.

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 Please check the State Civil Defense Site for an updated shelter list for your island. Please note that not all shelters listed above will be open.


Download this easy to follow step by step plan so that you and your family are prepared and ready for the next Natural Disaster.

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Resource helpful websites:

        Hawaii State Civil Defense - http://scd.hawaii.gov/

        American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/

        Hawaii State Chapter - American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/hi/honolulu

        Pacific Disaster Center - http://www.pdc.org/

               Downloadable Apps  Available on the APP Store and Google Play

        NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - http://www.noaa.gov/