Hawaii Red Cross Emergency Preparedness
Individual and Family Preparedness
In Hawaii due to our isolation, we encourage all families to be prepared for 5-7 days instead of 72 hours. In the midst of rushing through everyday life, it's important to take a minute or two to prepare for emergencies. Being prepared helps you and your family minimize the impact of a disaster such as a hurricane or an emergency such as a broken leg.
The best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. We encourage you to:
1. MAKE A PLAN: Planning ahead is the first step to a calmer and more assured disaster response. Make a Family Communications Plan that includes an evacuation plan and coordinates with your school, work and community communication plans. Practice this plan with your entire family.
2. GET A KIT: Store enough supplies for everyone in your household for at least 5-7 days. Include any necessary items for infants, seniors and people with disabilities. Store your disaster supplies in a sturdy but easy-to-carry container. Keep a smaller version of the kit in your vehicle. Remember to check your kit every six months. Please refer to our list of Disaster Supplies Kit reccomendations.
3. BE INFORMED AND GET TRAINED. Learning basic preparedness, First Aid, and CPR/AED skills can give you the confidence and ability to help anyone in your family, community and at work in the event of an emergency.
5. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.