The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) maintains a number of print and digital materials. Topics include emergency preparedness for your family related to weather, such as hurricanes and tsunamis, biological and chemical agents related to terrorism and emergencies, and even a keiki activity book. If you would like to request print or digital materials, please contact us.

 A list of 10 essential items to pack BEFORE a natural disaster or health emergency. Bring as much as you can from the Take 10 list if you must evacuate, shelter in place or quarantine at home. 

PDFs: BurmeseCambodian | Cebuano | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Chuukese | English | ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi | Ilocano | JapaneseKorean | LaoMarshallese |  Pohnpeian | Samoan Spanish | Tagalog |      Thai | Tongan | VietnameseYapese                          Take 10 fold out booklet (English): here

Practical guide to encourage locals to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. We hope you will use this booklet to better prepare and protect yourself and your ‘ohana. 

Mahalo for doing your part to keep Hawaii safe and healthy. Click here to download. 

This Emergency Preparedness activity and coloring book for kids was provided by the Hawaii DOH, OPHP, and the MRC.

Click here to download the Activity Book.  

To learn more about disaster preparedness, visit the Office of Public Health Preparedness: and on social media @PrepareNOWHI.           

Developed by the Hawaii DOH Office of Public Health Preparedness.

Resources from our partners

Activity book(s) from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster. They encourage its use in schools, communities, and families to help children talk about their feelings after a disaster, and learn positive ways to express their emotions in uncertain times.

Coping After A Disaster: English | Español
For the full list of Ready Wrigley books in both English & Spanish: Click here  

Topics: Earthquakes: English & Español | Extreme Heat: English & Español | Flu: English & Español | Hurricanes: English & Español | Tornadoes: English & Español | Wildfires & Smoke: English & Español | Winter Weather: English & Español.

This booklet was developed to address the behavioral health impacts of disasters. Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division partnered with the DOH Office of Public Health Preparedness, Family Health Services Division, and Adult Mental Health Division to focus on mental health and wellness alongside traditional disaster planning and response information. 

PDFs: Burmese | CambodianCebuano | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Chuukese English | Hawaiian | Ilocano | Japanese | Korean | LaoMarshallese |  Pohnpeian | SamoanSpanish | TagalogThaiTongan | VietnameseYapese 

From Hawaiian Electric: We’ve created a step by step Handbook on Emergency Preparedness to better prepare you and your family for an emergency. The keiki version is also available to start the conversation and planning process early for everyone in your home. The time to prepare is now. We encourage you to download the free handbooks here and start preparing today. 

Download this handbook in other languages here. 

From Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA): Every family and individual should have a written plan detailing actions to prevent loss of life and property during an emergency. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has several Hawaiʻi-specific fact sheets available to aid in emergency planning efforts. Click here to download. 

Learn more about other resources HI-EMA offers here

Communication, such as mobile phones and computers, may be unreliable during disasters, and electricity could be disrupted. Plan in advance to help all members of your household—including children, people with disabilities, those with access and functional needs, and outside caregivers—know how to reach each other and where to meet in an emergency.

Download your Family Emergency Communication Plan, created by FEMA, here. 

Your pets are an important member of your family. Remember to include them in your family’s emergency plan. To prepare for the unexpected follow these tips with your pets in mind:

  1. Make a plan.
  2. Build an emergency kit.
  3. Stay informed.

Download your pet brochure here! For more information about pet preparedness during an emergency visit:

Disabilities can affect people of all ages, races, genders and nationalities. Disabilities can impact a person in many ways—both visible and invisible to others. For those with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to better prepare for emergencies and disasters. 

Learn how to prepare for people with disabilities here.