It is important to set an emergency plan and for all household occupants to familiarize themselves with the procedures to prevent any more injuries than necessary in the event of an actual emergency. To prepare before a disaster strikes:
- Have a home survival kit ready. Click here to download a printable Survival Kit Checklist.
- Plan where to locate household members in case of separation.
- Store important papers in waterproof packaging that can be easily reached when needed to obtain quickly.
- Keep at least 3/4 full tank of gas in each vehicle.
- Stay tuned to a local radio or TV station for official weather and civil defense instructions.
- Secure your home. Keep your doors and windows locked. Know where electrical, water and gas service sources are if advised to turn off the utilities. Secure or store objects that may cause damage or injury.
- Stock up on food and water for at least 5 days. Click here to download a printable prep list.
Threats to Hawai`i include:
- High Surf
- High Winds
- Land and Mud Slides
- Tropical Storms
- Volcanic Eruptions
- Accidental Missile Launch
- Hazardous Material Accidents
- Oil Spills
- Air, Oil, Water Pollution
- Transportation Disruption
- Utility Failures
- Civil Disturbance
- Health Epidemics and Infestations
- Resource Shortage
When disaster hits, DO NOT:
- USE THE PHONE. Leave the lines open for emergency calls ONLY. Overloading circuits will slow down the entire phone system.
- TOUCH DOWNED POWER LINES or objects in contact. Severe shock or worse may result. Always assume the power lines are active.
- USE ELEVATORS. Power outages shut down the elevator system and result in occupants being trapped. Always use the stairs.
- GO SIGHTSEEING. Cooperate with local officials. For your own safety, do not enter high risk areas.
- SPREAD RUMORS. Get the facts from official sources.
For Apartment Building Tenants:
- Know where the emergency exits are and stair access is located when the elevators are unavailable.
- Ask the resident manager or front desk what the evacuation plan is for the building.
- Verify the smoke detectors and sprinkler system have been tested and are in working order. If there is no building sprinkler system, know the location of the fire extinguisher(s) and learn how to use them.
- Have battery operated flashlights and lanterns with working batteries ready in case of a power outage. Refrain from using candles or open flames as to prevent accidental fires.
Here are some numbers for Emergency Assistance:
|Police, Fire Ambulance 911||Poison Control 1-800-222-1222||Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-784-2433|
|American Red Cross 808-734-2101||The Gas Company 808-526-0066||Hawaiian Electric 808-548-7961|
Tenant Portal Directory:
- MAINTENANCE / REPAIR – page 2
- TENANT FORMS – page 3
- TENANT GUIDELINES – page 4
- RENTERS INSURANCE – page 5
- MOVE OUT PROCEDURE – page 6
- MOVING RESOURCES – page 7
- TENANT / LANDLORD HANDBOOK FOR THE STATE OF HAWAI`I – page 8
- EMERGENCY RESOURCES – page 9
- PAY RENT / UTILITIES ONLINE – page 10