Disaster Preparedness

  • Red Cross Hawaii Disaster Preparedness
In Hawaii due to our isolation, we encourage all families to be prepared for 14 days instead of 72 hours. It will take time following a disaster for a logistics bridge to be built to Hawaii if our harbors and airports are affected by a major disaster and we may be relying on our own resources longer than other places within the United States. The following information is provided to help you better develop your own disaster plan and improve your family, business and community’s resiliency.

Additional Resources

Preparedness Mobile Apps

The official American Red Cross mobile apps for preparedness puts expert advice for everyday emergencies, major disasters, pet first aid, and more right in the palm of your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, these Red Cross mobile apps give you instant access to the information you need to know to handle and prepared for everyday and major disasters. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be prepared.

For more information on our Red Cross preparedness mobile apps, please follow this link:

Pet Needs

It is critical that the millions of pet parents nationwide address the needs of four-legged friends as they make emergency preparedness kits and plan for the unexpected. Emergencies can require responding at a moment’s notice and it’s important to know how to care for your pet in these situations.

The Hawaiian Humane Society takes the lead on providing for pets during time of disaster. Whenever possible, we co-locate pet shelters with evacuation shelters, to help more of the population safely evacuate from a hazard threatening our community.

For more information on pets and disaster, please follow these links:

Ready When the Time Comes

Building on its commitment to the American Red Cross, W.W. Grainger, Inc. proudly serves as the national founding sponsor of the Ready When the Time Comes national pilot program. The Hawaii State Chapter launched this program on May 19. This program will train corporate volunteers to assist Red Cross with the activities of shelter operations, damage assessment and bulk distribution during a major disaster.

To find out more information, please send an inquiry to Jaylene.Chee@redcross.org.

Ready Rating

Businesses and organizations can face a lot of different emergencies that could disrupt their operations – from natural disasters like a hurricanes and floods, to man-made disasters like fires and explosions.

Ready Rating is a free and easy, web-based program that allows the organization to take the 1-2-3 Assessment which immediately provides an evaluation of the organizations’ strengths and areas in need of improvement around preparedness. It also allows businesses to develop their own customized preparedness according to these assessments.

Get started with Ready Rating today or for help in getting started or to schedule a group presentation, please email ReadyRatingHawaii@gmail.com!

Additional Ready Rating Resources.