The Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Being prepared for hurricane season or for any emergency that might require the evacuation of your home requires planning and accurate information. DO NOT WAIT for a hurricane threat to be present before taking measures to ensure that you and your entire 'Ohana are safe in the event of a natural disaster or emergency evacuation.
Do you know where your Pet Friendly emergency shelters are in Honolulu? When it comes to preparing for an unexpected disaster or emergency that requires your immediate evacuation do you know where to go with your family and pets?
Pet Friendly Shelters on O'ahu are co-located with some general population shelters but NOT ALL shelters are pet friendly. Knowing which shelters near you can accommodate your entire ‘Ohana will save you the confusion should a natural disaster strike in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Household pets entering a pet friendly shelter on the island of O'ahu must be caged for safety and owners should provide water and food for their pets.
During an emergency or threat of disaster, emergency management information will be broadcast over local radio and TV stations. When an evacuation is necessary emergency broadcasts may include information about the location of Public Emergency Shelters in affected areas.
More information, including the location of shelters designated for people with special health needs, and facilities for household pets may be broadcast, as well as when volunteers will be available to open shelters and direct evacuees to the appropriate areas.
Preparing an Emergency Kit
Since Public Emergency Shelters DO NOT stock supplies, please bring provisions from your emergency supply kit at home. You will need at least seven days worth of food, water, and personal items for yourself, family members, and household pets.
Click here to review the list of PET FRIENDLY
Public Emergency Shelters
For additional information contact
Department of Emergency Management (808) 723 8960