Public Health Nurses to Promote Disaster Preparedness

June marks the beginning of the 2023 Central Pacific hurricane season and the state is gearing up to prepare Hawaii communities.

The Department of Health Public Health Nursing Branch (PHNB) has partnered with CVS Longs Drugs to advise shoppers on how to get their households ready for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Discounted emergency preparedness supplies will be available at CVS Longs Drugs during this time.

The event will be conducted at the following CVS Longs Drugs locations:

– June 6 at Haleiwa from 9am-12pm
– June 7 at Kaneohe from 9am-12pm
– June 13 at Moiliili from 9am-12pm
– June 14 at Downtown Honolulu (Pali) from 9am-12pm
– June 22 at Hilo (555 Kilauea Ave) from 9am-11am
– June 22 at Hilo (Prince Kuhio Plaza) from 9am-11am
– June 27 at Kapaa from 9am-12pm
– June 27 at Lihue from 9am-12pm

“We want our communities to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies before they occur. This event provides the community an opportunity to talk with public health nurses about disaster preparedness and how they can manage their health conditions during and after a disaster,” said PHNB Chief Joan Takamori.

“Preparations should include health considerations, like ensuring a person has enough of their prescription medication, or an extra pair of glasses for their emergency kits. Pregnant women, young children, those with chronic health conditions and medically fragile are more vulnerable during a disaster. We want everyone to be aware of their needs, and the needs of their loved ones, so that they can better prepare and recover.”

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