By Paul Drewes
(KHNL) - Even before the storm comes its closest to the state, the governor and various agencies have already taken action.
On Monday, Linda Lingle signed an emergency proclamation before any storm damage is felt, so that way the state can quickly respond to any problems from during this natural disaster.
"What we have learned from past emergencies is we now have containers of emergency supplies throughout the state. Eleven, 40 foot containers on the Big Island," said General Robert Lee of the Hawaii National Guard.
Those containers are filled with food and water as well as supplies like cots and blankets.
The National Guard also has helicopters and hundreds of soldiers ready to go, in case they are needed to help after the storm.