Hurricane Preparedness

 

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Be prepared and take steps to protect yourself and your family. If you live in a high risk area, start preparing now. The Central Pacific hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this hurricane season will experience 2 – 6 tropical cyclones, but it only takes 1 storm to majorly impact Hawaii.

Part of your hurricane preparation plan should include making sure you have enough medication to last a few weeks. Check with your pharmacist even if you’re not due for a refill; medically necessary exceptions may be made during an emergency. For more information on personal health preparedness visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

 

COVID-19 during Hurricane Season

Due to COVID-19, there are additional recommendations by the government to prepare for a hurricane.
 
  • Visit ready.gov/hurricanes for information and details regarding your emergency plan and supplies you should have within your kit related to COVID-19.

  • Review the resource provided by the Department of Homeland Security - FEMA, on How to Prepare for A Hurricane.

Learn more about preparing for a hurricane or tropical storm at these sites:

Family Resources:

Hawaiian Humane Society Disaster Readiness

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Disaster Prepardeness

Prepare Now Hawaii

State of Hawaii Office of Public Health Preparedness

CDC – Personal Health Preparedness

CDC – Preparing for a Hurricane

National Weather Service – Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Business Resources:

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Prepare Your Business

Hawaii Business – Hurricane Prep for Your Business