Hawaii Healthcare Facilities Ready for Storms

Hurricane Iselle
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Hurricane IselleThe public is urged not to shelter in hospitals or hospital parking lots. These areas are needed for the movement and treatment of patients.

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) and our 130 member healthcare organizations are working closely with county, state and federal agencies to prepare for the two hurricanes approaching the state of Hawaii.


HAH Emergency Services is preparing vehicles, medical teams and supply & equipment sets for emergency response.

As of 8:00 am this morning, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are reporting a high state of readiness on each of the islands.

When the storm comes ashore, HAH Emergency Services will coordinate emergency response to affected areas together with police, fire and emergency medical services.

Recent hurricane disaster exercises such as Makani Pahili 2014 and RIMPAC 2014 have afforded HAH Emergency Services the opportunity to test plans and procedures.  Those exercises have placed HAH and our member organizations on an excellent footing for this situation.





  1. HAH Emergency services must walk the talk, cause these 2 storms may equal iniki's damage & injury.
    Maximum sustained winds have increased to 75 mph, still a Category 1 hurricane, with higher gusts. Weakening is in the forecast in the next 48 hours, and Iselle could still be a hurricane when it reaches the Big Island. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.
    Tropical storm conditions are expected for portions of Maui County Thursday night, and over Oahu and Kauai County on Friday
    Hurricane Julio will approach us around sunday by overnight. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Julio is a category three hurricane. Little change in strength is forecast through until Friday evening.

    Read more: https://www.kitv.com/weather/hurricanes/iselle-hea
    Read more: https://www.kitv.com/weather/hurricanes/iselle-hea

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