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Red Cross Provides Emergency Kit List

May 4, 2018, 8:39 AM HST
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The American Red Cross opened two shelters on Thursday, May 3, 2018, for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kīlauea lava threat at the following locations:

  • Pāhoa Community Center, 15-3022 Kauhale St., Pāhoa
  • Kea‘au Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St., Kea‘au

As of midnight on Friday, May 4, there were 63 residents at the Pāhoa Community Center and three residents at the Kea‘au Community Center.

The Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for 14 days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters.

Full details about what the kit should contain are available at www.redcross.org/hawaii (see “Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness”).

Water – 1 gallon per person per day

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Food – non-perishable

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Flashlight

Radio -NOAA Weather Radio

Extra batteries

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First aid kit

Medications & Medical items

Manual Can opener

Multi-purpose tool

Personal hygiene items

Copies of Documents (prescriptions, proof of address, deed/lease to home, insurance policies and proof of identity

Cell phone with chargers

Family Contact Information

Cash

Bedding

Change of clothes

Towels

Dishes

You may also need:

Baby supplies – bottles, baby food & diapers

Games and activities

Comfort items

Pet supplies – collar, leash, ID, food, water, carrier, bowl and medications

Send a contribution to the Red Cross at:
American Red Cross
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816

Or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.

For more updates, contact the Hawai‘i Chapter at 808-734-2101 or visit redcross.org/hawaii.

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