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Shelters Remain Open Due to Lava Threat

May 5, 2018, 9:25 AM HST
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Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kīlauea lava threat at the following locations:

  • Pāhoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street)
  • Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St)

As of midnight last night, there were 157 people at the Pahoa Community Center and 27 people at the Kea‘au Community Center, with another 40 to 50 people staying in their cars in the parking lot.

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
  • Food – non-perishable
  • Flashlight
  • Radio -NOAA Weather Radio
  • Extra batteries
  • 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
  • TowelsDishes

You may also need:

  • Baby supplies – bottles, baby food & diapers
  • Games and activities
  • Comfort items
  • Pet supplies – collar, leash, ID, food, water, carrier, bowl & medications

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.  To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii  96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.

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 For more updates, follow the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @HawaiiRedCross. You can also contact the Hawai‘i Chapter at (808) 734-2101 or visit redcross.org/hawaii.

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