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Hawaii's hurricane season is June 1 through Nov. 30

Disaster Checklist

Disaster Supplies:

  • Water. One gallon per person, per day. Have enough for at least 14-days.
  • Non-perishable food.
  • Can opener and utensils.
  • Baby items, if there's a baby in your family.
  • Battery-powered radio.
  • Flashlight.
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Prescription medications.
  • Personal hygiene supplies.
  • Bug repellant spray or lotion.
  • Whistle to signal for help.
  • Filter masks to help filter the air.
  • Moist towelettes.
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties.
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Pet supplies.
  • Important family documents.


Clothing and Bedding:

  • Change of clothes for each person.
  • Sturdy shoes.
  • Hat, gloves, and a jacket.
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.


Other Items to Consider

  • Raincoats.
  • Cash or traveler's checks.
  • Paper towels.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Tent.
  • Matches in a waterproof container.
  • Signal flare.
  • Paper and pencils or pens.
  • Bleach to use as a disinfectant.

Helpful Links

Make sure to follow the JBPHH Facebook Page for emergency management information and updates.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency


National Weather Service




Protect Your Home


High winds: The best way to reduce the risk of damage to a structure from hurricane winds is to reinforce or strengthen the building including doors, windows, walls, and roofs.

Wind-borne debris: Bring loose, lightweight objects (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans, and bicycles) inside; anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., gas grills and propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on buildings.


There are steps that you or your property owner can take now to make your home or business more flood resistant. Some improvements are simple and inexpensive; others require more of an investment. As your budget allows, take these steps to protect your property from flood damage and manage your risks.

• Keep gutters and drains free of debris.

• Install a water alarm and sump pumps with battery backup.

• Install “check valves” in sewer lines to prevent floodwater from backing up into your drains.

• Stockpile emergency protective materials such as plywood, plastic sheeting, and sandbags.

• Elevate the heating system (furnace), water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.

• Waterproof the basement.

• In areas with repetitive flooding, consider elevating the building


Most property insurance policies do not cover flood losses, so you will need to purchase separate flood insurance if your property is at risk for flooding. Talk to your insurance agent about buying flood insurance.

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