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Officials stress preparedness ahead of Tropical Storm Darby

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By Janelle Guererro-Miguel
HNN Summer Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As Tropical Storm Darby nears the state, civil defense officials are asking residents to ensure their emergency kits prepared.

Emergency kits should be stored in a rolling cooler that can travel with you if you have to evacuate.

Officials are also urging residents to stay up on the latest storm updates, and be prepared to evacuate or shelter-in-place if needed.

Other tips:

  • You should have one gallon of water per person for each day. It's a good day to keep at least seven days of water on hand.
  • Store non-perishable foods in a cool, dry place. Some good options: nuts, ready-to-eat cereals, peanut butter, dried fruit and canned goods.
  • Stock your emergency kit with hygiene items, such as hand sanitizers, wipes, and toilet paper.
  • If you have a condition that requires medication, stock extra in your emergency kit. Also, have a hard copy of your prescriptions on hand.
  • If your medication requires refrigeration, consider purchasing a generator or store them in ice packs and a cooler in case the power goes out.
  • Place your important documents in sealable bags, and make sure you can get to them quickly in case of an emergency.

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