Mayors' campaign for preparedness

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The countdown is on.

Hurricane season is less than a month away and today the Hawaii's Mayors introduced a new campaign to encourage residents to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

The media push includes television, radio and print ads, even displays at retail locations are all meant to spur a call to action. A recent marketing survey revealed that while most residents are likely to prepare for disaster they are also relying on government to help them get ready.

"Many believe they're prepared for disaster but when the time comes they find themselves standing in line for gas, basic supplies or worse, living without water, food and medicine," said Honolulu Mayor, Peter Carlisle.

"It's critically important that we get the information and education out to our communities and ask everybody to partner with us," said Hawaii County Mayor, Billy Kenoi.

"We in government can help. But ultimately getting ready for disaster is an individual responsibility," said Maui Mayor, Alan Arakawa.

"This campaign is designed to help us carry out that responsibility."

Kauai Mayor Bernard Cravahlo says,"Our new website get ready for this: will show you how to do that."

Click HERE for a link to the new disaster website.

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