As we continue to keep a close monitoring of Hurricane Douglas, be sure to update your disaster supply kit and follow our list of things to do during a Hurricane Warning to keep yourself and property safe!

Hurricane Preparedness Kit Checklist for your Hawai’i home!

Your supply kit should have 14 days of water

Your disaster supply kit should contain enough of the following items to last for a minimum of 14 days. These items include:

>> Water: One gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation use. Water is bulky but it’s definitely not something to skimp on in case of an emergency.

>> Food: Nonperishable food that does not require cooking. Also “survival foods” such as peanut butter, protein shakes, dried fruits and nuts.

>> Eating utensils: Plates, mess kits, forks and chopsticks. Nonelectrical can opener is a must.

>> Radio: Battery-powered or hand-crank radio with NOAA weather alert.

>> Light: Flashlight or portable fluorescent light.

>> Batteries: Have plenty and check them annually.

>> First-aid kit: Get a well-stocked kit. Consider enrolling in a first-aid certification course.

>> Whistle: It’s important for signaling for help because the sound carries much farther than the human voice.

>> Dust mask: Helps filter contaminated air.

>> Sanitation items: Including moist towelettes, heavy-duty garbage bags, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, baking soda or kitty litter to absorb odors, gloves and plastic ties.

>> Maps: Local area maps.

>> Tools: Including a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, and duct tape.

>> Prescriptions: Including special medications, glasses and medical devices.

>> Pet supplies: Food, extra water and medication.

>> Miscellaneous items: Including infant formula, diapers, incontinence supplies and feminine products.

Source: Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu

And then once you've established your kit, here's a list of Things to Do During an actual Hurricane Warning:

-Turn refrigerator and freezer settings to the coldest levels. Freeze water in plastic containers

-Bring in any outdoor objects that could become projectiles in high winds (Mailboxes, garage cans, lawn furniture and tools. Anchor anything that cannot be brought inside)

-Cover all windows and doors

-Keep all windows closed during the storm

-Disconnect natural gas to individual appliances at the supply valves near each unit. Do not turn off the main gas line.  Disconnect propane gas to individual appliances

-Remove External antennas

-Remove valuable hanging photos from walls

-Wedge sliding class doors with a bar. 

-Lower the water level in your pool. Turn off the electricity to the pool and cover the pump equipment with waterproof material. 

-Maintain a "safe room" in your home and keep your hurricane kit handy in this designated area. Other essentials for this room are sturdy shoes and something like a pillow or mattress to cover your head as well as fire extinguisher.