Oahu Emergency Shelter Map:
What to Expect:
5p.m Update: Flossie weakens to a Tropical Depression. Please still be careful. We will have heavy rain, gusts of wind and Big waves especially on the Eastern shores. Be careful of Flash Floods and Mudslides.
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Reccommended: 3-7 days worth of food, a Flashlight with batteries, A radio (Crank or Batteries), Extra Ice, Cash, Gas (fill up the tank), Raingear.
American Red Cross Information (Monday July 29-12:30 p.m)
In partnership with City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers will be opening shelters on Oahu in response to Flossie.
Shelters are now open. The list of shelters are:
|Waianae District Park|
|Wahiawa District Park|
|Ewa Mahiko District Park|
|Kailua District Park|
|Kilauea District Park|
|Koko Head District Park|
|Waimanalo District Park|
|Waialua Church of Christ|
|Brigham Young University Hawaii|
|Kalakaua District Park|
People are strongly encouraged to bring their disaster supply kits with them to the shelters; disaster kits should include food. People are also reminded to bring essential medications.
The Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared before disasters strike: Get a disaster kit, make a plan and be informed.
Get a disaster kit. Every family should have their own disaster kit. As other emergency response organizations have reported, families are asked to bring their own disaster supplies kit to a shelter, if asked to evacuate. Have 7 days’ worth of supplies at home to shelter in place or in a compact portable container to take to a shelter. If you live or work within the Tsunami Evacuation Zone, have a 1-3 day Disaster Emergency Kit that you can grab and walk out of the inundation zone. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at www.redcross.org/hawaii (see Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness).
Water - 1 gallon per person per day
Food - non-perishable easy-to-prepare
Radio -NOAA Weather Radio
First aid kit
Medications & Medical items
Manual Can opener
Personal hygiene items
Copies of Documents (prescriptions, proof of address, deed/lease to home, insurance policies and proof of identity
Cell phone with chargers
Family Contact Information
Change of clothes
You may also need:
Baby supplies - bottles, baby food & diapers
Games and activities
Pet supplies - collar, leash, ID, food, water, carrier, bowl & medications
All members of the household should work together on the family disaster plan. A Family Disaster Plan Template is available on redcross.org that people can download and complete to make or update their plan. Planning together is important so everyone in the household knows what they should do if something occurs. The plan should include ways to contact and find one another in an emergency, including two places to meet – one near the home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire - and one outside the neighborhood in case circumstances prevent people from returning home. Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person. It may be easier to text or call long distance if local phone lines are overloaded or out of service.
Stay informed. Listen to local media to keep updated on the status of Flossie. Know where your hurricane shelter is located; go to your local civil defense website to find out more info. Do not automatically go there. Locations and opening times will be shared by local media.
Download free Red Cross mobile apps which not only help people during emergencies like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires, but offer help creating emergency plans. Red Cross has a shelter finder app, hurricane app, first aid app and more. People can use the ‘Make a Plan’ feature in the apps to create their emergency plans and then share it with their loved ones. The apps are free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Plan Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to: American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. Make a secure online donation at www.redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8133
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Federal Emergency Management Agency-Flood Page:
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.
Hawaii State Civil defense:
Shelters on Oahu:
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Announced that 10 Emergency Shelters will open Today/Monday at 3:00p.m.
The Locations are:
Waianae District Park
Wahiawa District Park
Ewa Mahiko District Park
Kailua District Park
Kilauea District Park
Koko Head District Park
Waimanalo District Park
Waialua Church of Christ
Kalakaua District Park
Pet Friendly Shelters:
Or Download the Hawaiian Humane Society's Disater
Preparedness kit here: http://www.hawaiianhumane.org/sites/default/files/DisasterBrochure.pdf
Propane Tank Update (Monday 7/27 @ 11:00 a.m)
HAWAI‘IGAS is advising their propane customers who have been notified to evacuate their premises to shut off their tank or cylinder gas supply.
This only applies to customers with a propane tank or cylinder who are evacuating. All other propane customers who have not been notified to evacuate are advised to keep their propane tank and cylinders on to provide a source of safe and reliable energy for cooking and water heating during power outages.For instructions on how to shut off your gas, go to hawaiigas.com and click on the Natural Disaster link at the bottom or call (808) 535-5933 ext.1.
Hawaii State National Insurance Program:
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program, which was established to allow property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance protections against losses from flooding. The department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has been designated as the State Coordinating Agency responsible for assisting the coordination of the program between the Federal and County Agencies in Hawaii.
National Insurance Program:
Association of Flood Plan Managers:
The Association of State Floodplain Managers is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. ASFPM has become a respected voice in floodplain management practice and policy in the United States because it represents the flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government, the research community, the insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources, and others.
Department of Emergency Management Informational Press Release: