POSTED: 12:09 p.m. HST, Aug 06, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 12:31 p.m. HST, Aug 06, 2014
The Department of Emergency Management has announced the list of American Red Cross hurricane shelters that will be available for Oahu residents on Thursday at 10 p.m:
>>Campbell High School, 91-980 North Rd Ewa Beach
>>Kaimuki High School, 2705 Kaimuki Avenue
>>Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road
>>McKinley High School, 1039 South King St
>>Castle High School, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr
>>Mililani High School, 95-1200 Meheula Parkway
>>Pearl City High School, 2100 Hookiekie Street, Pearl City
>>Waialua High School/Intermediate, 67-160 Farrington Highway
>> Nanakuli High School/Middle, 89-980 Nanakuli Avenue
>> BYU-Hawaii, 55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie
The shelters designated by the City and County of Honolulu should be a "refuge of last resort if you have absolutely no where else to go," officials said in a news release.
Those who should evacuate include "Residents in the coastal evacuation zones as shown in the yellow tabbed disaster preparedness section of your telephone directory.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," the city said.
Evacuees should bring disaster supplies with them to the shelter.
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.
"If you live in a home built after 1995 to current hurricane standards and you are not located in a coastal evacuation or flood zone you should consider Sheltering-in-Place in an interior room on a lower floor without windows," the city said.
Special evacuation shuttles will begin operating at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night to serve the designated shelter locations. TheBus will also provide free transportation to shelters.Special buses will display an EVACUATION sign. Riders need only flag a bus down anywhere along the route they are traveling and they will be taken to the nearest evacuation shelter. Riders will be allowed to bring one bag and pets as long as they are on a leash or in a pet crate or carrier.