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BYUH SHELTER EMERGENCY PLAN


BYUH SHELTER EMERGENCY PLAN

General Information

Evacuation - Evacuate immediately if told to do so:

  • The instruction to evacuate will normally come from Civil Defense.
  • Listen to the Emergency Broadcast System on the television or on a battery-powered radio and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.
  • Wear protective clothing and sturdy footwear.
  • Take your 72-Hour Disaster Supplies Kit if you have one.
  • Lock your room or apartment.

SHELTER INFORMATION:

  • Bring a 72-Hour Disaster Supplies Kit (see below)
  • Each individual needs to bring his/her own bedding. TVA families should bring bedding for each family member.
  • Items NOT ALLOWED:
    • For health and safety reasons the only pets allowed are service animals for people with disabilities.
    • To maintain appropriate noise levels, "walk-man" type headphone systems are allowed while external audio devices (such as "boom boxes") are not.
  • Food will be provided for students.
  • If the shelter is officially opened by the Civil Defense and the American Red Cross it will be opened to all students, but the general public will not be turned away.

72-HOUR DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT:

  • A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil.
  • At least one change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person.
  • A first aid kit that includes your family’s prescription medications.
  • Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler’s checks.
  • Sanitation supplies, diapers, etc.
  • An extra pair of glasses.
  • Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags or covered trash containers.

REMEMBER TO:

  • Post a note telling others when you left and where you are going.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Call your family contact.
  • Check on your neighbors.
  • Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is cut off.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

  • Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance ..................................................................................911
  • O’ahu Civil Defense................................................................................................523-4121
  • Civil Defense recorded info .....................................................................................527-5372
  • State Civil Defense ................................................................................................733-4300
  • Hawaii Reserves, Inc. After-hours message provides emergency numbers .....................293-9201
  • Verizon telephone repair .................................................................................................611
  • American Red Cross................................................................................................734-2101