Locals prepare for Tropical Storm FlossieUPDATED 10:20 PM HST Jul 27, 2013Video Transcript
As we track Flossie... many are stocking up to prepare for the worst. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa continues our team coverage. Propane tank after propane tank was getting filled since 7 this morning at the City Mill in Kaimuki. The list of usually 9 orders was already reaching almost 30 just hours after opening. Half of the propane supply was gone by noon. Alex Medeiros kaimuki 1422 I WAS WORRIED THAT THEY WOULD BE OUT OF PROPANE AND THERE WOULD BE A LONG LINE I WAS THE FIRST OUT OF THREE I THINK THERE WERE THREE MORE BOTTLES AFTER ME 1430 John Kong Kee 1823 PREPARING FOR THE STORM JUST IN CASE WE NEED OUR STOVE SO WE BROUGHT SOME PROPANE 1828 With possible power outages ahead from Tropical Storm Flossie- batteries, tarps, flashlights, and emergency hand books were displayed in easy to see sections of the store. Retailers were making sure the shelves were full of supplies needed during a disaster---some items are still in stock but others have already sold out. Charlie Nakana -store manager 907 THE SAND WITH THE SAND BAGS PROPANE WITH THE PROPANE TANKS CHARCOAL THE TARPS MASKING TAPE DUCK TAPE A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT BASICALLY THEY NEED TO GET THEM PREPARE WE SOLD OUT OF OUR GENERATORS THAT WENT OUT THIS MORNING 921 The Department of Emergency Management advises you to have a safe location to go to that'll have electricity if you don't have a back up generator. They also say everyone needs to have at least a seven day disaster supplies kit in case you need to evacuate your home. NO, kitv4 news. The seven day disaster kit should also have a battery operated radio.