Water Emergency Tips for Hurricane Flossie

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The island of Oahu is not expected to be directly impacted by Hurricane Flossie but residents are urged to have their emergency preparedness kits ready.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply officials say residents should include one gallon of drinking water stored per person per day.

If a hurricane were to hit Oahu, causing a power outage, the following should be implemented:

Stay tuned to radio news reports.

During an electrical power outage, keep water use to an absolute minimum.

Keep toilet flushing to a minimum.

Do not use ocean water for toilet flushing.  Salt water will corrode plumbing.

BWS, through Oahu Civil Defense, will issue water information bulletins and advisories, including when to take precautionary measures to secure an adequate water supply.