The Hawaii 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 quick guide to 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: Burmese | Cambodian | Cebuano | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Chuukese | English | Hawaiian | Ilocano | Japanese | Korean | Lao | Marshallese | Pohnpeian | Samoan | Spanish | Tagalog | Thai | Tongan | Vietnamese | Yapese Take 10 fold out booklet (English): here
We are pleased to offer this practical guide to encourage everyone 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 family.
Mahalo for doing your part to keep Hawaii safe and healthy. Click here to download.
Click here to download the Activity Book.
To learn more about disaster preparedness, visit the Office of Public Health Preparedness: health.hawaii.gov/prepare/protect-your-family and on social media @PrepareNOWHI.
Resources from our partners
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 | Cambodian | Cebuano | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Chuukese | English | Hawaiian | Ilocano | Japanese | Korean | Lao | Marshallese | Pohnpeian | Samoan | Spanish | Tagalog | Thai| Tongan | Vietnamese | Yapese
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.
Activity book from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster. We 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.
Click here to download.
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:
- Make a plan.
- Build an emergency kit.
- Stay informed.
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.