Department of Emergency Management Releases Evacuation Shelter List

17 10 2014

The Department of Emergency Management advises Oahu residents that the following American Red Cross shelters will be available for Hurricane Ana. Two of the shelters are located in our district at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa and Brigham Young University in Laie. All five of the designated evacuation shelters are pet-friendly.

The shelters listed below will open Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

SCHOOLS ADDRESS Area Pets
Brigham Young University 55-220 Kulanui St, Laie 96762 Yes
Farrington High School 1564 N King St, Honolulu 96817 Yes
Leilehua High School 1515 California Ave Wahiawa 96786 Yes
Nanakuli High School 89-980 Nanakuli Ave Waianae 96792 Yes
Waimanalo Elementary School 41-1330 Kalanianaole Hwy Waimanalo 96795 Yes

The above shelters are designated as official shelter locations by the City and County of Honolulu and should be your refuge of last resort if you have absolutely nowhere else to go.

Who should evacuate? Residents in the coastal evacuation zones as shown in the yellow tabbed disaster preparedness section of your telephone directory or online at www.oahuDEM.org (see Tsunami Evacuation Zones address search). Residents living in older homes built before 1995, on exposed ridgelines and anyone living in an area prone to or with a history of flooding. Remember, if you choose to evacuate to a shelter you must bring all of your disaster supplies with you.

Residents bringing pets to designated pet friendly shelters will need to provide extra food and water for their pet, a pet carrier/cage for each pet that is large enough for them to turn around in as well as cleaning supplies. You will be expected to assist with your pet’s care. More information is posted at www.HawaiianHumane.org

 


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