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Aloha Wailea Fairway Villas Ohana,

I wanted to provide you an update for your household emergency preparedness. Our website addresses a basic disaster kit, “go bags,” and lists emergency resources. We were told pre-COVID 19 that we should plan to have enough personal supplies for 7 -10 days until ‘help’ could arrive to Maui.  Now, I would like to update that information and suggest that you consider having enough supplies for up to 14 days per person in your household.  What do I mean by ‘personal supplies?’ Well non-perishable food for one, water (or a Water Bob-see below), medications, batteries, flashlight/light source, pet foods and medications, and all of the ESSENTIAL items you need to live for up to two weeks.

In addition to having an evacuation/emergency plan, and a ‘go bag,’ please have enough emergency supplies for up to 14 days in the event you need to shelter in place due to an emergency. I know storage can be a challenge and I found some great products that I would like to share with you. I don’t endorse any of these, do not receive any compensation nor benefit.  I just appreciate how difficult it is to get things here on Maui, and I wanted items that we would need in an emergency, but not take up an entire bedroom!

I was able to get Easy Prep Emergency Food bucket, one month supply for one person.  These meals just require hydration and you’re all set. The next consideration is water.  You can buy 3-gallon dispensing water containers; I always have two full, but I really recommend the Water Bob. The Water Bob is a self-sealing, and dispensing, plastic bag that lays out inside the bathtub, you fill it from the tub tap, and the bag seals keeping water fresh. There is a dispensing tap to the Water Bob which keeps the water safe for consumption.  Thankfully, we have alternate heating/cooking options with our gas grills by the pool should the electricity go out.

How do you keep informed, and get situation updates? I found a small hand crank radio and would recommend you find one as well. The radio that I am putting on the link below is different from mine, and looks to actually be better. Please consider an alternate battery source such as the S-Type Battery pack.  The S-Type Battery pack can power jump a car (actually comes with cables), has a built-in light, USB, and micro-USB ports as well.  These would come in useful for cell phone charging or electronic charging, as well as a light!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you are inspired to consider, and implement, your own safety plans.

Mahalo Nui,

Kristi Dunning, RN, BSN

Director, Wailea Fairway Villas Board of Directors

Image of Easy Prep Emergency Food Bucket

Image of Water Bob

Please see links below for your convenience:

Water Bob-Amazon                                                     S-Type Battery Pack-Costco

Hand Crank Radio-Amazon                                      Emergency Food Supplies-Costco

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Aloha Wailea Fairway Villas Ohana,

Many of us experienced a very real and frightening event with the brush fire this past January, 2019. In talking with several of you throughout our community, I heard totally polar stories as to how “things went” that night.  Some were great, some had no idea there was even a fire!  This was very concerning to me. We need to have an emergency plan as individuals, as buildings, and as a community.

I am presenting the first part of this plan, and providing you with some emergency information to have. There will be more information passed along as we move through this together. But, for starters, I am providing a checklist for a Basic Disaster Supply Kit, some emergency numbers, and resources.  I will also provide an additional checklist for a “GO” bag. What is a “GO” bag?   It is bag that you have, or can have put together within 5 minutes, in case of emergency evacuation.

Please take a few minutes to review this information and ensure that you have what is needed in case of an emergency.

Mahalo,

Kristi Dunning, RN, BSN

Director, Wailea Fairway Villas Board of Directors


Here’s What to Keep at Home in an Emergency Basic Disaster Supply Kit

Every home should have an emergency supply kit located in an accessible storage area. It’s best if you store the items in plastic containers that are easy to grab and carry. Kits should be checked every six months, and expired items should be replaced to keep the kit up to date.  Emergency kits are meant to help you survive not only during an emergency, but also during the aftermath.

Home emergency supply kits should include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, seven days worth is ideal.
  • Enough nonperishable food for at least seven days and a can opener; keep protein packed foods you can cook without electricity, such as tuna, peanut butter and granola bars, and don’t forget about food for your pets.
  • Hand-crank or battery-powered radio with extra batteries to stay up to date on the latest weather alerts.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • First aid kit with gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, non-prescription medication, a blanket, non-latex gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, thermometer, tweezers and instant cold compress.
  • Tool kit with basic tools, in case you need to shut off utilities. A needle and thread.
  • Hand sanitizer and garbage bags for sanitation. Roll of toilet paper and paper towels.
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape in case of broken windows or a leaky roof.
  • Inflatable camp mattresses and blankets/sleeping bag. The emergency shelters on Maui will not provide cots/bedding; just shelter.
  • Animal crate/carrier.
  • Whistle to signal for help so rescuers can locate you.
  • Family Documents-photo ID’s, insurance policies, wills, etc. all in plastic bag.
  • Special Needs: Hearing Aids, eye glasses, dentures, baby supplies

 


“GO” Bag

A “GO” Bag is separate from above, but is just as important. In it should be the things you need to have and can put in a designated bag within 5 minutes to leave the house. You need to ask yourself: is there anything in this house I cannot live without? That goes into the “GO” bag!

  • Clothing for three days, shoes, socks, underwear, toiletries/hygiene items
  • Prescription medications, insulin, blood pressure medications, etc.
  • Important documents, irreplaceable items (it may be a laptop)!
  • Pet crates, food, medications, and of course, PETS!

Maui County Emergency Resources

In an Emergency dial 911

Non- Emergency Numbers:

Civil Defense:                         808-270-7285

Police and Fire:                       808-244-6400

American Medical Response 808-871-2153

Emergency Radio Stations:

KMVI-AM         550 khz

KNUI-AM         800 khz

KAOI-FM         95.1 or 96.7 mhz

KPOA-FM        92.9 or 93.5 mhz

KJKS-FM         99.3 mhz

NOAA Weather Radio

KBA99 162.550 mhz and 162.400 mhz

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/nwr.php


For Water Damage:

  1. Safely mitigate the situation, if possible. This may involve turning off the water to the device that’s leaking or turning off the water to the apartment unit. It may also involve contacting a professional such as a plumber or a water/mold mitigation professional.
  2. Notify site manager. They are experienced in helping owners resolve these issues and know how to work with the AOAO’s insurance company.
  3. Contact your personal homeowner’s insurance agent.

For Fire Damage:

  1. If you are/were able to safely put out the fire, then do so. (In this case, go to step 4, otherwise go to step 2.)
  2. Get to a safe place.
  3. Contact the fire department or police.
  4. Notify site manager. They are experienced in helping owners resolve these issues and know how to work with the AOAO’s insurance company.
  5. Contact your personal homeowner’s insurance agent.

Emergency Preparedness Information: