Hawaii braces for hurricane

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HONOLULU (KHNL) Hawaii is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Iselle.

Representatives from a number of city departments met with first responders at the Emergency Management command center to map out strategy, the first in a series of updates over the next few days.

“One of the meetings that we will be conducting in the next several days will be on sheltering and mass care services. Red Cross has an important role to play in that,” Honolulu Department of Emergency Management deputy director Peter Hirai said.

American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter CEO Coralie Matayoshi said a hurricane kit should have enough food for seven days and a gallon of water per day per person.

“In a hurricane most people will need to go to a shelter. So we have to huddle together and you’ve got to bring your own stuff, including sleeping bags and your own food and water because we’re not going to have anything,” she said.

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