Honolulu urges residents to get disaster kits


HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is urging residents to prepare food, water and other emergency supplies to live on for seven days.

The city Department of Emergency Management said in a statement Monday Hurricane Iselle is expected to weaken and approach Hawaii as a tropical storm later this week.

Iselle could bring strong winds, flooding and storm surge.

Hawaii’s remoteness means it could be as long as a week before the government could begin a full relief operation if there’s a major disaster.

The department says Hawaii residents need to be prepared to take care of their emergency needs and those of their family for at least seven days following a major island or state-wide disaster.

Residents may go to www.oahudem.org for a list of items to keep in their Disaster Supply Kit.

 

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