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Hurricane Preparedness - Use Caution After Storms. If you evacuated, only return home when directed that its safe to do so. Remain vigilant, as hazards remain: heat, downed power lines, floodwaters, and more. Clean up safely: don't push yourself, and check on neighbors. Only use generators outdoors, 20+ feet from your home. Prepare for the likelihood that help and communications may not be available. (Image credit: NOAA's National Weather Service)

A key part of hurricane preparedness is understanding the dangers that remain well after a storm. This is NOT the time to put your guard down. Nearly half of hurricane fatalities occur after the storm.

Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards - Appendix D covers items to look for "After the Storm"

Emergency Preparedness Handbook from Hawaiian Electric includes information for recovering from natural disasters.

Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP) - The aim of the program is to help communities prepare to be self-reliant during and after natural hazard events, improve their ability to take care of their own needs, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters. Find points of contact for getting involved.

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