#HurricaneLane: Be prepared. Stay Safe.
A little preparation can make a big difference when it comes to safety and security.
August marks the peak of hurricane season. Hurricane Lane is projected to bring 10-15 inches of rain along with 20-25 foot surf along the south and west shores statewide according to recent reports made by the National Weather Service Honolulu. Being prepared for tropical storms and hurricane is not new to Hawaiians but remains paramount.
Are you ready?
A little preparation can make a big difference when it comes to safety and security of your family and pets. Homeowners can protect themselves and their property in advance of the storm with a few simple steps:
- Have an evacuation plan. Before the hurricane, decide what you will do. Find out the location of evacuation shelters. Determine if you will ride out the storm in your home (if local authorities permit you to stay), or establish a safe place inland. Plan an escape route. Tell relatives where you will be.
- Put together an emergency kit. The kit should include basics such as water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, blankets, and important documents. Store your kit in airtight plastic bags or a plastic storage container with a lid.
- Protect your property. Stock plywood and materials you may need to board up windows. Move garbage cans and other large objects inside the house or garage. Secure boats and cars.
- Create a home inventory. Make a list of your possessions and their estimated value.
In The News:
Hawaii Public Radio: The Conversation: Storm Experiences (home inventory information at 29:40 mark of the program) Aug. 24, 2018
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