Prepare for severe weather on island

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

alertUSAG-HI is urging personal preparedness:

Emergency Kits

Make sure your emergency kit is ready. Kits should have at least three days of supplies for every member of your family, including food, water and medications. Emergency kits should be brought to shelters or safe havens.

Safe Havens / Shelters

Select Army safe haven locations will be open at 6 p.m., today. These safe havens serve as temporary locations for Department of Defense ID cardholders who have nowhere else to go for shelter during the storm.As a reminder, safe havens will not have food, beverages or bedding. Individuals must bring their emergency kits with all of their disaster supplies and medications with them. Pets are not permitted inside Army safe havens.The following safe havens will be opened initially. If additional safe havens need to be opened, that information will be released as available:Schofield Barracks
Bldg. 2450
Bldg. 355
Bldg. 649
Bldg. 774
Bldg. 778
Bldgs. 130-132

Wheeler Army Airfield
Bldg. 850
Bldg. 840

Helemano Military Reservation
Bldg. 300

Fort Shafter
Bldg. 500 (Richardson Theater)
Bldg. 1292

Tripler Army Medical Center
Bldg. 102 (Education Center)

A map of safe havens is available at www.slideshare.net/usaghawaii/usaghi-safe-hhaven-locations.

Pets

On-post safe havens will not be available to house military pets. Please ensure your family has a disaster preparedness kit for any pets (food, water, medications, etc.) to be used if you shelter-in-place at your home or if you move to an off-post shelter. Not all state shelters accept pets.For more information on pet preparation and shelters that may be open to pets, visit www.hawaiianhumane.org/sites/default/files/DisasterBrochure.pdf or www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/dptms/HawaiiPublicEmergencyShelters.pdf.

Personnel

Civilian employees will be released at 4 p.m., today, and should not report to work Friday unless they are designated “mission-essential.” Additionally, civilian employees should not report to work Monday until 9 a.m. Employees who are unsure of their status or have further questions should contact their immediate supervisor.

Active duty Soldiers should check with their commanders regarding reporting hours.

Additional Resources

Visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil, click on “Staying Safe” in the left menu, and then “Emergency Management,” to find resources like:
-current lists of both on-post and off-post shelters/safe havens,
-emergency kit packing list, and
-fact sheets about hurricanes, flooding and tropical storms.

For storm updates, stay tuned to:
-official state agencies;
-local media outlets; and
-garrison venues like www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, www.twitter.com/usaghawaii and http://local.nixle.com/us-army-garrison-hawaii-emergency-response/.

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