HURRICANE ISELLE UPDATE #1: ANTICIPATED EFFECTS AND PREPARATIONPosted on Aug 4, 2014 in FY2014, In The News, News Release
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
N E I L A B E R C R O M B I E
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M A J O R G E N E R A L D A R R Y L L D . M . W O N G
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A D M I N I S T R A T O R O F E M E R G E N C Y M A N A G E M E N T
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 4, 2014
HURRICANE ISELLE UPDATE #1:
ANTICIPATED EFFECTS AND PREPARATION
HONOLULU — Hurricane Iselle is a Category Four tropical cyclone tracking 1,190 miles east of
Hilo, Hawaii. The National Weather Service (NWS) has not issued any watches or warnings for
Iselle at this time, but has advised the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA),
formerly known as State Civil Defense, and county civil defense and emergency management
agencies of the potential for Iselle to make landfall in the Hawaiian Islands.
“It is likely Iselle will impact the islands sometime Thursday afternoon and will leave the state
late Friday to early Saturday,” said Doug Mayne, Administrator for Emergency Management.
“Although the system should weaken according to forecasts, we recommend residents and
visitors stay cautious and monitor local news stations.”
Recommended preparedness actions for tropical cyclone are:
1. Have a reliable way to get information (e.g., sign up for local notification systems and get
a battery or crank-operated radio). Information on local emergency notification systems
can be found at:
- Kauai – www.kauai.gov
- Oahu – www.nixle.com
- Maui – www.co.maui.hi.us/list.aspx
- Hawaii Island – Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request enrollment to the
emergency notification system. Include your mobile phone number.
2. Review or create emergency plans that detail how to communicate with your family and
friends in emergencies as well as where to go if asked to evacuate.
3. Put together or check your emergency supply kit. This kit should have seven days of
food and water. Visit www.scd.hawaii.gov for a checklist. You should also have a smaller
evacuation bag with changes of clothing, sturdy shoes, and copies of your identification
and important documents.
4. Prepare your home for possible high winds or locate the three hurricane evacuation
shelters closest to you.
5. Monitor local news broadcasts for the latest information.
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