Natural Disasters

Learn how to prepare yourself and your home for a natural disaster.

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

During a natural disaster (hurricane, tsunami, major flooding), please ensure you are prepared. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services recommends you and your family members have all of your medications kept in one location and properly labeled. If you or a family member requires a ventilator or oxygen tank requiring electricity, it is highly suggested to have a generator on hand.

During a natural disaster, it's important to remain calm, don’t panic and stay home. The roads may not be safe to drive on and emergency vehicles will need complete access to get through.

Natural Disaster Preparedness

Please visit the City's Department of Emergency Management for detailed information on natural disaster preparedness.
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What to Do During a 911 Medical Emergency

Stay calm. The calmer you can remain, the clearer you can think. Call 911 if there is a medical emergency. If the patient is not breathing, start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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What to Do During an Ocean Emergency

Honolulu Ocean Safety rescues thousands of people in the ocean every year. If you see someone in trouble in the ocean, do not hesitate to call 911. Ocean Safety dispatchers will assist you over the phone, while sending emergency assets to your location.
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