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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 27, 2010

The emergency supplies you'll need

Advertiser Staff

From The Ameerican Red Cross:
* Water—one gallon per person, per day (three-­day supply for evacuation, two-­week supply for home)

* Food—non­perishable, easy­to­prepare items (three-­day supply for evacuation, two­week supply for home)

* Flashlight

* Battery­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

* Extra batteries

* First aid kit

* Medications (seven-­day supply) and medical items

* Multi­purpose tool

* Sanitation and personal hygiene items

* Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

* Cell phone with chargers

* Family and emergency contact information

* Extra cash

* Emergency blanket

* Maps of the area

More information on emergency preparedness is available at www.redcross.org.

The civil defense advised residents to tune into radio and television for instructions and information. The Advertiser's Web site will also provide updated information throughout the day.