Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family and to help neighbors.  The better prepared we are the more comfortably we can deal with the next big storm.  

Its time to:
1. check your disaster supplies for expired batteries, water and food.
2. Update your family plan and "go kit".
3. Put the May 26 Disaster Fair at the Windward Mall on your calendar and stop by for updated information.
4. Sign up for free Nixle alerts @ www.nixle.com.  DEM will send text warning messages to your smart phone.
5. Go to ready.gov or getready hawaii.org for more tips on getting prepared.

And just in case you think it's too early to do these things....................

By: U.S. National Weather Service
The tropical depression that formed yesterday in the Eastern Pacific has become the first named tropical storm of the season for the Eastern Pacific basin.
As of 8:00 AM PDT (11:00 AM EDT), Tropical Storm Aletta was located about 850 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California and moving westward at 9 mph... well away from land.


Today, 5/15/12, marks the official start of hurricane season for the Eastern Pacific. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1. The season runs through November 30 for both basins.

Organize your neighborhood.  Find out how to respond to an emergency.  Get your neighbors together and organize a Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).

For help organizing a Neighborhood Security Watch call Carlene MacPherson (808) 236-1234
For help organizing you neighborhood call KNB Emergency Preparedness Committee Chair 375-1114
For CERT Training call Jeff Spencer at 808-523-4121.

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