Windward Oahu Disaster Preparedness Fair Tomorrow (5/14/16) at Windward MallPosted on May 13, 2016 in NFIP News, Uncategorized
The Department of Emergency Management will be at the Windward Oahu Disaster Preparedness Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14th at Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744.
After last year’s active Hurricane Season, the public is encouraged to come out to this free event. Talk to the experts on how to prepare for Hawaii’s hazards such as Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Wild Fires and more. There will be agencies on both the ground floor and 2nd floor to answer questions and provide you helpful information to get you, your family and business better prepared for an all-hazard event. There will be something for everyone! Keiki and Kupuna I.D., Pet Preparedness with the Hawaiian Humane Society, Fire Truck, Ambulance and Police vehicles to check out on site and much, much more, so don’t miss out on this wonderful and informative event.
In anticipation of the event, here are a few emergency preparedness tips:
1) Build a Kit – have a 7-Day emergency supply of water, food, flashlight, radio, first aid kit, important documents, some cash and personal hygiene items for you and each member of your family to include your pets.
2) Make a Plan – Know where to go for shelter according to the type of disaster. Example: Tsunamis – move inland towards the mountains or vertical up tall buildings if in the evacuation area near the coast; Hurricanes, listen to the radio or TV to see which Hurricane Shelters are open and find the nearest one to evacuate to if you’re unable to shelter-in-place.
3) Stay Informed – NOAA Weather Radio and automatic emergency alerts are great. Sign up for emergency alerts via email or text messages at www.Nixle.com/honolulu.