The Department of Emergency Management on Friday released a list of emergency shelters for Oahu in preparation for Hurricane Ana.
Department officials said that the following Red Cross shelters will open Saturday at 4 p.m.:
Although the above shelters have been designated as official shelter locations by the city, officials stressed that they should only be used as a last resort.
Who should evacuate?
• Residents in the coastal evacuation zones as shown in the yellow tabbed disaster preparedness section of the 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.
Officials said that residents living in homes built after 1995 to current hurricane standards and not located in a coastal evacuation or flood zones should consider Sheltering-in-Place in an interior room on a lower floor without windows.
The Safe Room should be in the interior of the structure, as close to the center as possible and have no outside walls — including the wall to the garage or windows.
The American Red Cross does not allow weapons, illicit drugs, alcohol, and smoking in shelters.