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10 MARCH 17, 2021
   Get Ready Now For Disasters
 In the wake of last week’s devastating weather that re- sulted in flooding across the state, including Windward Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency re- minds everyone to prep for any emergency situation to protect their families and homes.
or in your vehicle, as the common saying emphasizes: “Turn around, don’t drown.”
nication among the family is not possible. In addition, choose a family member who lives out-of-state whom everyone can contact when they are secure.
Officials emphasize that floods are one of the most common hazards in the state, and during torrential rain or dam breaches, flash floods can happen swiftly and with no warning.
Visit ma/get-ready for links to free text emergency notifications for each county website. It will include both natural and human-caused emergency situations that the public can sign up for.
The organization urg- es everyone to be ready to evacuate and move immedi- ately to a higher area with- out waiting for instructions to act.
Don’t forget to also cre- ate a household plan with escape routes to make sure members of the family know where to go and how to leave.
In addition, never cross fast-moving water on foot
Pick a physical meeting place to gather if commu-
For more information, vis- it
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The state suggests contact- ing your property or casualty broker/agent regarding flood insurance, which is provided through the National Flood Insurance Program.
You should also pack a 14- day “go kit” for your family, with a change of clothes, sturdy shoes, a gallon of wa- ter per person per day, and nonperishable foods. Other items should include face covers, hand sanitizer and gloves. Important products to have on hand also are a first-aid kit, battery-pow- ered/crank-powered radio, along with a flashlight and batteries. A manual can opener, whistle, important documents and hygiene items are also priorities.
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