Basic Preparation Checklist

The Department of Emergency Management of the City and County of Honolulu recommends the following in order to be prepared for an emergency. 

Learn – Educate yourself on disasters that can affect you and your Family
Plan – Create and exercise a Family Disaster Plan. Locate a second- ary meeting place and designate an off island contact
Individual, Family and Business Disaster PlanningDisaster planning is everyone’s business. Carefully review this information and take the time today to discuss preparedness planning with family, friends, neighbors and co - workers.
Develop a 14 - Day Disaster Supplies Kit

Your disaster supplies kit should contain enough of the following items to last for 14 - days minimum:

  • Water - One gallon of water per person per day for 14 days for drink- ing and sanitation
  • Food - Non - perishable food that does not require cooking. Survival foods such as Peanut Butter, Protein Shakes, Dried Fruits, Nuts
  • Eating Utensils – Plates, mess kits, forks and chop sticks. Don’t forget a non - electric can opener for canned foods
  • Radio - Battery - powered or hand crank radio with NOAA Weather alert. 2-way "walkie talkies" may come in handy if phone systems go down. 
  • Light - Flashlight and or a portable fluorescent light
  • Spare batteries - Check annually
  • First Aid – Get a good kit and consider enrolling in a certified first aid course
  • Whistle – Important for signaling for help. A whistle carries much farther than the human voice and uses less energy than yelling
  • Dust Mask – Helps to filter contaminated air
  • Sanitation - Moist towelettes, heavy duty garbage bags, hand sani- tizer gel, toilet paper, baking soda/kitty litter to absorb orders, gloves and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Tools - Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, duct tape
  • Maps - Local area maps
  • Prescription – Special medications, glasses and medical devices
  • Pets - Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Miscellaneous - Infant Formula, diapers, incontinent supplies, femi- nine products