People on Oahu prepare their emergency kitsUPDATED 10:47 PM HST Jul 28, 2013Video Transcript
On Oahu many people were flocking to the stores to gather emergency supplies. Hot on the list were non- perishable items. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa continues our team coverage. Water bottles and canned goods were rolling out of stores today. People are stocking up with supplies for the storm. The storm could leave people in the dark... bringing strong winds and heavy rain... cutting off power and potentially keeping people trapped in their homes due to flooding. Elaine Kutzen 55 YOU NEVER CAN TELL YOU GOT TO BE PREPARED AT LEAST THEY ARE WARNING THE PUBLIC NOW 103 Joanne Takahashi 9:55 I STILL HAVE ABOUT 8 BOTTLES BUT I THOUGHT MAYBE I NEED SOME MORE 10:00 The emergency department says you should at least have flashlights, spare batteries, and a seven day supply of food and water on hand at all times. Aware of the potential danger--- many people were gathering as many non- perishables as they could today. Alice Panui 321 I GOT MY WATER I GOT MY CRACKER WHICH IS IMPORTANT YOU DON'T HAVE TO COOK IT ON THE STOVE WARM IT UP DRY I HAVE MY PEANUT BUTTER AT HOME I USUALLY HAVE KAKE MOCHI ALL DRY GOOD YOU KNOW ALL THE DRY GOOD STUFF NOTHING THAT GOES INTO THE ICE BOX 339 Propane is also something that stores are constantly restocking. Yesterday people were filling up with propane at the City Mill in Kaimuki-- this morning that store ran out of propane just an hour after opening. After a refill---by mid afternoon the store was already down to half its supply. Nana Ohkawa kitv4 news.