Subtropical Cyclone Hits Maui?
Aloha! Last month, SERVPRO® of Hawaii |SERVPRO® of Maui responded to storm damage emergencies resulting from the heavy rain brought by the subtropical cyclone, or Kona low. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued these warnings for Maui:
Floods are one of the most common hazards in Hawai’i
- Heavy rains can cause structural failures such as a dam breach; flash flooding can occur quickly and without warning
- Be prepared to evacuate and move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to act.
- Do not cross fast-flowing water in your vehicle or on foot – Turn around, do not drown!
- Contact your property/casualty agent or broker about flood insurance, which is offered through the National Flood Insurance Program
Make a Plan
- Plan escape routes – ensure all family members know where to go and how to get out
- Meeting place – choose a physical location to meet if communication between family members is down
- Family communication – identify a family member who lives out-of-state who everyone can notify when they are safe
Pack a 14-day ‘Go-Kit’ for your family
- Change of clothes and sturdy shoes
- 1 gallon of water per person per day
- Non-perishable foods
- Face coverings, gloves, and sanitizer
- First aid kit
- Battery-powered or crank-powered radio
- Manual can opener
- Hygiene supplies
- Important documents
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