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Be Prepared!
Hurricane season begins June 1

Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, it is always a good idea to stay vigilant and be prepared throughout the year. Preparing for a disaster is the most important step in keeping you and your family safe. Know what to do in the event of a hurricane and be prepared. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the information and numerous resources available on disaster preparedness found on this month’s Safety Net page.

Tracking a Hurricane
If a hurricane is approaching Hawaii, you will learn about it from radio and television news reports. The news media will report advisories as they receive them from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu. In addition, residents should stay tuned to HACN TV2, USAG-HI Facebook and Island Palm Communities Facebook pages, and websites for detailed information on actions to take. MORE…

Be Prepared
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. MORE…

Preparing for Your Pets
Keep in mind pets are not allowed in emergency shelters. They can be placed in POV, but are the owner’s responsibility. Be sure to leave a supply of food /water and adequate ventilation for your pet! Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water.

Keep in mind pets are not allowed in emergency shelters. They can be placed in POV, but are the owner’s responsibility. Be sure to leave a supply of food /water and adequate ventilation for your pet! Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. More

Evacuation Plans & Safe Havens
USAG-HI directs its residents to shelter in place, meaning, stay in your home in case of a hurricane.  When community evacuations become necessary, USAG-HI officials with support from Island Palm Communities will provide information to residents through various methods that include, but are not limited to: mass media, sirens or telephone calls, social media, and door-to-door notification. MORE…

Other News Sources
In addition to TV2, USAG-HI and Island Palm Communities Facebook pages and websites, the following websites and radio stations are great resources for up-to-date information about weather-related emergencies.

Hawaii State Civil Defense

National Weather Service – Honolulu (National Oceans & Atmospheric Association [NOAA])

KSSK Radio 92.3 FM / 590 AM

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