Hurricane Lane has sprung up in the Pacific and is headed towards Hawaii. It is a rare sight to see a hurricane in the region, one of which has not made an appearance in a number of years. If you and your pet are in an area that could be affected, please seek shelter and evacuate if needed. Here are some additional safety resources in regards to seeking shelter with your pet during this natural disaster.
Hurricane Lane heads towards Hawaii
Evacuate from the Storm
According to the American Red Cross, there are over 17 Shelters currently open across the islands. So, If the opportunity arises to evacuate please do for the safety of you and your pet.
As a result, please check with the shelter in regards to occupancy, hours of operation, and if you may bring your pet with you. The American Red Cross has identified these shelters as open:
Kilauea Elementary – 2440 Kolo Rd Kilauea, HI
Lokelani Intermediate – 1401 Liloa Dr. Kihei, HI
Maui High -660 s. Lono Ave Kahului, HI
Kilauea Neighborhood Center – 4260 Keneke St, Kilauea, HI
Lahaina Intermediate- 871 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI
Brigham Young University Hawaii – 55-220 Kulanui St, Laie HI
Hana High – 4111 Hana Highway, Hana, HI
King Kekaulike High – 121 Kula Highway, Makawao HI
Molokai High – 2140 Farrington Ave, Hoolehua, HI
Church of the Pacific- 5520 Kapaka St, Princeville, HI
Pahoa Regional Recreation Facility- 1529-10 Kuuhome St, Pahoa HI
Hisaoka Gym at Kamehameha Park – 54-382 Kam Park Rd, PAAUILO, HI
Lanai High and Elementary- 555 Frazier Ave, Lanai City, HI
Konawaena High- 81-1043 Konawaena School Rd, Kealakekua, HI
Kealakehe High- 74-50000 Puohulihuli St, Kailua Kona, HI
Waikoloa Elementary- 68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa, HI
Hookena Elementary- 86-4355 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI
Pet Emergency Kits and Supplies
Emergency Kits are essential for you and your pet’s wellbeing. You should have two weeks’ worth of food, water, medication, and pet’s records in your kit. Also, make sure to include a crate for your pet. Likewise, the crate is a necessity for safety during your stay at the shelter during a natural disaster.
Stay Up-to-Date on Hurricane Lane Conditions
It is imperative to have the most recent information on weather conditions. There are a wide variety of TV, radio, and phone app sources that can provide this coverage. The State of Hawaii has an outdoor warning siren system. Also, there is an Emergency Alert System (EAS) that broadcasts through television and radio stations. Likewise, some options include the use of emergency apps like the National Weather Service (NOAA), FEMA, and American Red Cross. These apps are available for download to iOS and Android.
Additional Emergency Sources
These websites provide additional resources during a natural disaster and can assist with updates in regards to tracking Hurricane Lane activity and location.
American Red Cross- Find an Open Shelter
Honolulu Government Page – Including Shelter information and Storm Updates
Department of Emergency Management- Honolulu
Most importantly, stay safe and don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. Also, we are available 24/7 to provide assistance to you and your pet. We can be reached at 855-210-8746.