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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    January 13, 2011

 

 

EMERGENCY SHELTER OPENS ON LEEWARD COAST

 

(Thurs., Jan. 13, 2011) -- Leeward Coast residents, in need of shelter due to continued flooding, can go to the Waianae District Park Gymnasium, located at  85-601 Farrington Highway.   

 

Residents should be aware that this is a refuge shelter with limited supplies on hand. Residents wishing to stay at this shelter should bring additional supplies with them such as:

       Blankets

       Sleeping bags or additional warm blankets

       Change of clothing

       Toiletries

       Food

       Necessary medications

       Additional care items for babies, young children and the elderly.

 

This shelter will be managed and operated by the American Red Cross. 

 

Additional shelters may be opened if needed.  If you have a flood-related emergency or require emergency sheltering, call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

In addition, Paakea Road is blocked at Hakimo Road and at Mailiili Road due to ponding.  Avoid these areas if possible.

 

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Contact:

Peter J.S. Hirai

Deputy Director

Department of Emergency Management

(808) 723-8952  Office

(808) 499-7937  Cell

www.oahuDEM.org