June 1 marks the start of hurricane season for Hawaii, and it’s a good time to get ready.
The March 11 earthquake in Japan was devastating, and it reminds us that it’s not a question of “if” a major natural disaster will hit Hawaii, but “when.”
As bad as it was in Japan, many lives were saved because the Japanese government and community made efforts to be ready.
We need to do the same in Hawaii.
To be ready when the time comes, first, “Make a Plan,” which includes both an evacuation and communications plan in the event you become separated.
Second, “Get a Disaster Supplies Kit.” Store enough supplies for least 5 to 7 days.
Also, “Be Informed and Get Trained.” For example, learn First Aid and CPR.
The Red Cross
is launching a Ready Rating website
that allows businesses and schools to self-test their disaster readiness and gives them tools to improve their score.
For more information on how to prepare your business, your school, your home, and your family for a natural disaster, please visit HawaiiRedCross.org
. Or visit our website at hawaii.gov/ltgov
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