Homeless take cover for IselleUPDATED 8:32 PM HST Aug 04, 2014Video Transcript
brought on by Hurricanes and tropical storms are a real threat to people who LIVE in the elements.. We're talking about Hawaii's homeless.. And the effort to warn them and find them shelter is already underway... KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports on the efforts to help the homeless prepare. 12-18 45-58 120-126 Tabatha Martin, her husband and child have a plan in place. She'll be taking cover... And moving all of their personal belongings from this homeless encampment in Kakaako on Friday. 1148 MY HUSBANDS BROTHER SAID HE COULD TAKE US OVER THE WEEKEND SO WE WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO HIS HOUSE IN KAPOLEI 58 1240 BETTER SAFE THEN SORRY BETTER SAFE THEN GET SICK 45 She says friends have warned them of the storm. They've tried to pass on the message, but it doesn't always get through. Tabatha Martin 1215 WE TELL THEM BUT ITS HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKENDS THEY SAID THERES GOING TO HAVE STORMS BUT IT'S GOING TO BE HOT 23 Other homeless at Ala Moana Beach Park say they don't know anything about the approaching storms.. and don't have a plan to take shelter. Lei Watson 1548 I WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT A HURRICANE IS I HEAR ABOUT THE HURRICANE AND THE CATEGORY OF ONE BUT I WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO IF ONE WAS EVEN COMING 1601 The Institute for Human Services say it's reaching out those in need and alerting them of the storm--on foot and by making calls. Officials with the Department of Emergency Management says they might use city busses as evacuation shuttles to get homeless families to shelters depending on the strength of the storm. John Cummings 334 OUR HOMELESS FOLKS ARE OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOO WE WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES TO INFORM THEM KEEP THE UP TO DATE WITH THE STORM TRACK SO THEY CAN ALERT SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ALERT OUR HOMELESS FOLKS 49 The Department of Emergency Management says high winds and heavy rain will be factored into the need for an evacuation. Shelter opening times will be broadcast on TV, radio, social media, and excel messaging.