Hurricane Preparation Tips for Hawaii Residents
The more you know, the better you can plan for what's ahead.
Hurricane season in Hawaii runs from June through November, but unfortunately, a hurricane can strike anytime on the islands. Your safety and protection is our main concern. Did you know that a standard homeowner's policy will not cover damage caused by a hurricane? To make sure your home and personal items are insured during a hurricane, contact our sister agency, HIC (Hawaii Insurance Consultants) at 808-543-9789 or visit https://www.farmershawaii.com/hurricane-insurance for more information.
To help you and your ohana be prepared, check out these tips from the American Red Cross Hawaii.
Find Your Nearest Evacuation Shelter
To find the nearest evacuation shelter to you, download a list of hurricane evacuation shelters and tsunami refuge areas from your local Civil Defense website . You can also tune in to the radio during an emergency to see which shelters are open.
Set Up a Disaster Kit
To best prepare yourself for a hurricane, it is recommended to have 2 weeks' worth of supplies at home stored in a safe place and ready to take to a shelter. If you live or work within a Tsunami Evacuation Zone, it is recommended to have a 3-day disaster emergency kit ready/prepared and with you in case an evacuation is declared.
Disaster Kit essentials:
Plan Before a Storm
Being disaster-ready includes preparing a plan of action ahead of time. The following tips will help you cover all the bases in case of an emergency.
Stay on Top of The News
Keep up to date with the latest, and local hurricane news in your area by following:
- Local media sources
- Social Media
- Civil Defense sirens
- Civil Defense Emergency Emails & text messages