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Hurricane Preparedness Week infographic:  Assemble Disaster Supplies

Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for weeks. The State of Hawaii recommends having enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a minimum of 14 days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone.

Thumbnail from YouTube video - Hurricane Preparedness Week - Assemble Disaster SuppliesToday we sit down with Adam Weintraub, Communications Director at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, to talk about emergency supplies and special things we have to think about in Hawaii:

More preparedness information:  Are you Two Weeks Ready?

Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards - Part 3 "Protecting Yourself and Your Family" includes information on emergency supplies. 

What supplies do I need to be ready for a hurricane? - video from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Preparedness Handbook from Hawaiian Electric.  For a quick reference and checklist with suggestions for what to include in your disaster supplies, see the Emergency Preparedness Quick Tips and Checklist

To help residents prepare in advance of hurricane season, NWS Honolulu will share information on a different topic each day during Hurricane Preparedness Week: