For island residents, experts recommend preparing a 7-day emergency kit instead of the 72-hour kit recommended for mainland residents.
On sunny tropical days when the trade winds are blowing and white clouds fill the sky, it can be easy to forget about emergency preparedness planning.
Evaluating your Homeowner's Insurance policy, stocking emergency kits, making sure members of your household know how to shut off water and power supplies—all of these are "to-do" items that should be revisited regularly to ensure that, should an emergency arise, you and those in your household are as prepared as possible.
The Red Cross also offers mobile apps to make it easier to access information when you're on the go. Or, you can use their interactive online Get a Kit tool to customize an emergency kit for your family.
Below are several links that will direct you to local and state resources with additional information to help you plan and prepare for unexpected events:
Hawaii's hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. For the latest updates from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, visit prh.noaa.gov/cphc/