Sept. is National Preparedness Month

Gov. David Y. Ige has declared September as National Preparedness Month.

“Hawaii is often threatened with natural disasters during hurricane season and preparedness is key to our survival as a state and as a people. With the addition of COVID-19, being vigilant with proper health and safety in mind is paramount.” Ige said in a news release.

During this National Preparedness Month, the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) encourages all residents to take simple but important steps to prepare for both natural and human-caused disasters to ensure that all communities are ready for an emergency. 

HI-EMA encourages those who are eligible to get vaccinated as well as sign up for county alerts on the cell phone. People should also make a plan for how to communicate and reconnect with one’s family, take time to learn about the hazards where one lives, works and plays as well as create an emergency go-bag, and start building a 14-day supply of water and food.


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