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EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS

 

As we on Oahu are an island it is important that in the event major weather impacts, power loss or disaster, we are about two (2) weeks from receiving aid from the mainland.  That is just the cold hard truth.  We don't want you to be paranoid about coming here...as there is the best of chances you will have had nothing to worry about.  But just be aware and keep it in the back of your mind that due to our isolation, it is very important for you to be aware of your surroundings and prepare especially when you are afforded notice.  

All preparations and associated costs are the responsibility of the guest.  It is the sole responsibility of the guest to maintain self sufficiency/reliance during and after a failure/loss/disaster.  

We initiated this page on 8/20/2018.  In its current form it is very basic but will continue to update and grow.  User feedback is appreciated!

TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE

 

Checklist of preparation:

  • Make sure to have enough food and water on hand for three (3) days for a tropical storm and up to two (2) weeks for a stronger hurricane

  • It is usually recommended to shelter in place as evacuation shelters on the island are limited

  • Make sure to keep all of your devices charged in case of loss of power

  • Procure flashlights, garbage bags, small radio and batteries

  • Remove all patio/balcony/lanai furniture and place inside your room in order to reduce chances damage to glass from flying debris

  • Stay sheltered during storm impact.  Stay away from windows as much as possible.  Do not go outside unless you have an emergency.  

VOLCANIC ERUPTION

 

With the exception of a couple of volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii, the volcanoes on the other islands are extinct and do not pose a danger.

TSUNAMI/TIDAL WAVE

 

There maybe little to no warning.  Move to higher ground as soon as possible.  If warning is possible, try to determine the possible height of the wave and plan accordingly.  We recommend to evacuate up to a minimum of the 5th floor of a building.   Don't be fooled thinking it is safe to venture outside after the first wave has passed.  There are usually several waves to follow over the next hours.  Subsequent waves can be more destructive then the first and can last for hours.  If you are safe, stay in place until as official "all clear" has been announced.

EARTHQUAKE

 

There is usually no warning systems in place to afford planning during such of an impact.   Duck and cover wherever you are at.    And remember, that because we are an island, a strong earthquake may be followed by a tsunami/tidal wave.

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