Get a Kit
When disaster strikes -- manmade or natural -- you need to be prepared. Emergency responders will be hard at work to assist the public, but you may need to survive on your own for a while immediately after the event. Make an emergency kit now, before disaster strikes. Think about all the people who you care about and the things you need to get through the day. Those are the things you will need to stock your emergency “go-kit.”
To ensure you have enough food, water and other supplies for yourself and your family, plan for at least three days. The Hawai’i Department of Health’s Plan 9 will guide you. Remember, you may not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. Stock your supplies in an easy to find, grab-and-go kit you can provide for your entire family. Use the helpful tips in the DOH Plan to Be Ready guide to help you.
Think about plans for work, home, and school. Don’t forget about your pets, elderly relatives, and those with special needs.
Ready.gov has great tips for what to add to your disaster supplies kit. Remember, prepare your kit well in advance of an emergency. It might be a while before help arrives; have enough food, water, and supplies to last for at least 72 hours.