State releases Oahu evacuation shelter list in preparation for Iselle

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Department of Emergency Management
News Release

alertHONOLULU — The Department of Emergency Management advises Oahu residents that the following American Red Cross hurricane shelters will be available and open for evacuees, 10 p.m., Aug. 7:

Campbell High School, 91-980 North Road, Ewa Beach;

Kaimuki High School, 2705 Kaimuki Avenue, Honolulu, PET FRIENDLY;

Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu;

McKinley High School, 1039 South King St., Honolulu;

Castle High School, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Kaneohe;

Mililani High School, 95-1200 Meheula Parkway, Mililani;

Pearl City High School, 2100 Hookiekie Street, Pearl City, PET FRIENDLY;

Waialua High School/Intermediate, 67-160 Farrington, Waialua, PET FRIENDLY;

Nanakuli High School/Middle, 89-980 Nanakuli Avenue, Waianae, PET FRIENDLY; and

BYU-HAWAII, 55-220 Kulanui Street, Kahuku, PET FRIENDLY.

The above shelters are designated as official shelter locations by the City and County of Honolulu. A hurricane evacuation shelter should be your refuge of last resort if you have absolutely no where else to go.

Who should evacuate?

Residents in the coastal evacuation zones as shown in the yellow tabbed disaster preparedness section of your telephone directory. Residents living in older homes built before 1995, on exposed ridgelines and anyone living in an area prone to or with a history of flooding. Remember, if you choose to evacuate to a shelter you must bring all of your disaster supplies with you.

If you live in a home built after 1995 to current hurricane standards and you are not located in a coastal evacuation or flood zone, you should consider Sheltering-in-Place in an interior room on a lower floor without windows.

Transportation

Special evacuation shuttles will begin operating at 10 p.m. to serve the designated shelter locations. If you need transportation to an evacuation shelter TheBus will provide free transportation. These buses will display an EVACUATION sign. Riders need only flag a bus down anywhere along the route they are traveling and they will be taken to the nearest evacuation shelter. Riders will be allowed to bring one bag and pets as long as they are on a leash or in a pet crate or carrier. Designated evacuation routing for each of the ten shelters will be issued soon.

Before leaving for a hurricane shelter, residents should close windows and doors and shut off/unplug all electrical items and shut off utilities if told to do so.

Residents bringing pets to designated pet friendly shelters will need to provide extra food and water for their pet, a pet carrier/cage for each pet that is large enough for them to turn around in as well as cleaning supplies. You will be expected to assist with your pets care.

Keep in mind that the American Red Cross does not allow weapons, illicit drugs, alcohol, and smoking in shelters.

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