DOH to supply hurricane preparedness tips at Longs areas statewide

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Public Health Nurses will present hurricane preparedness data at Longs Drugs areas throughout the state June 20 by July 21. They may also advise buyers on tips on how to get their households prepared for hurricanes and different pure disasters.

“We want our residents to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies before they occur, including how they will manage their health conditions during and after a disaster,” stated Joan Takamori, RN, Chief of the Public Health Nursing Branch. “Public Health Nurses can walk shoppers through what to include in their emergency kit.”

“Families are encouraged to have a plan and maintain an emergency kit to last for at least two weeks,” stated Judy Kern, Chief of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. “Caregivers and individuals with special needs should take care to also include need-specific items in their kits.”

“We’re pleased to team up with the Hawai’i Department of Health to ensure our local communities in Hawai’i are prepared for severe weather this summer,” stated Scott Sutton, Region Director, Longs Drugs. “Whether we’re ensuring our stores are stocked with emergency items, such as water, batteries and first aid supplies, or proactively contacting pharmacy patients to remind them to refill or pick up prescriptions in advance of potential storms, our teams at Longs Drugs are ready to help residents prepare as hurricane season approaches.”

Public Health Nurses will distribute the “Take 10” information for placing collectively an emergency package and the “Plan To Be Ready” booklet to assist households plan for emergencies. A youngsters’s activity book that explains emergency preparedness to keiki may also be obtainable.

Information shall be obtainable on the following Longs Drugs areas:

Kaua‘i

·         Līhu‘e (3-2600 Kaumuali‘i Highway)

o  Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

·         Kapa‘a  (645 Aleka Loop)

o  Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

O‘ahu

  • Wahiawa (925 California Avenue)
    • Monday, June 20, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Moiliili (2470 S. King Street)
    • Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Ewa Beach (91-919 Fort Weaver Road)
    • Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Waianae (86-120 Farrington Highway)
    • Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Kaimuki Shopping Center (3221 Waialae Avenue)
    • Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Kamehameha Shopping Center (1620 N. School Street)
    • Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Pearl City (850 Kamehameha Highway)
    • Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Hauula (56-316 Kamehameha Highway)
    • Friday, July 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Haleiwa (66-197 Kamehameha Highway)
    • Thursday, July 7, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Maui

·         Wailuku (135 Kehalani Village Drive)

o  Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

·         Makawao (55 Kiopaa Place)

o  Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Hawai‘i Island

  • Kailua-Kona (75 5595 Palani Road)
    • Friday, June 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Waimea (65-1271 Kawaihae Road)
    • Friday, June 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Hilo, Prince Kuhio (111 E. Puainako Street)
    • Thursday, July 7, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Hilo, Downtown (555 Kilauea Avenue)
    • Thursday, June 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Keaau (16-529 Keaau-Pahoa Road)
    • Thursday, July 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hurricane season within the Central Pacific area, which incorporates the Hawaiian Islands, started on June 1 and continues by November 30, though hurricanes and tropical storms can happen at any time. DOH urges residents and guests to organize and plan, as a solution to defend each bodily well being and psychological well-being earlier than, throughout and after a hurricane.

For extra data and preparedness assets, go to DOH’s Office of Public Health Preparedness’ web site at http://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/advisories/hurricane-season/.

Always monitor native information broadcasts (radio, tv or Internet) and join native emergency notification methods forward of time on the following webpages:

·         County of Hawai‘i (Hawai‘i Island)

·         City and County of Honolulu

·         County of Kaua’i

·         County of Maui

Additional emergency preparedness data will be discovered at:

·               Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): www.ready.gov/hurricanes

·               Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/disasters/foodwater/facts.html (meals security within the occasion of an influence outage).

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