Puna District Shelter Update, May 7
Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat at the following locations:
Pāhoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778)
Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI 96749)
As of midnight on May 6, 2018, there were about 250 people at the Pāhoa Community Center and 15 people at the Kea‘au Community Center shelter.
About 40 Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly to assist all evacuees with their immediate emergency needs, including distributing comfort kits (toiletries), towels, blankets, and snacks and offering mental health and health services.
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
Radio -NOAA Weather Radio
First aid kit
Medications & Medical items
Manual Can opener
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
Change of clothes
You may also need:
Baby supplies – bottles, baby food & diapers
Games and activities
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.