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Prepare your home with an emergency kit in advance.
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No matter if it’s hurricane season or not, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency recommends preparing an emergency kit now rather than later. “Get ahead of the game. Don’t try to purchase your 14 days of supplies the day before the hurricane arrives. It will be too late,” says Vern Miyagi of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Each family member needs enough food for 14 days. That could be as many as 70 cans of soup, 36 granola bars and eight tablespoons of peanut butter per person.

You need a three-day supply – enough for your phone, flashlight, radio, etc.

You need a gallon of water per person per day for 14 days.

What You Need

  • Axe
  • Batteries
  • Blankets
  • Bug Spray
  • Can Opener (Manual)
  • Duct Tape
  • Dust Mask
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Fuel
  • Games
  • Medication
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Paper Plates
  • Pet Food, Water
  • Pillows
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Pliers
  • Phone Charger (Solar Powered/Battery)
  • Radio (Battery or Crank-Powered)
  • Toiletry Items (Don’t forget the sunscreen)
  • Trash Bags
  • Water (1 gal. per person per day)
  • Whistle
  • Wrench

Storing Your Kit
Keep your kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers. Make sure it’s easily accessible and in a dry, cool place.

Hurricane season in Hawaii runs June 1 through Nov. 30. 


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