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Queen's Hospital generators can last for 12 days before refuel if a Maria sized hurricane were to hit Hawaii

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HONOLULU -

If a Maria sized hurricane were to hit Hawaii, would our hospitals be ready?

The Queen's Medical Center says it's constantly preparing for natural disasters.

The hospital can fully sustain itself for a maximum of four days.

Its generators can last for 12 days before needing to be re-fueled and Queen's has its own well, which it could tap into for fresh water.

Still, the hospital says there's a need for residents to be prepared to help themselves.

"I think there's a definite need from what we're seeing in the community. There's more and more awareness that people need to be prepared for themselves, that the federal government can't support everybody so I think the ask out there from these agencies like FEMA or the HIEMA is to at least have 12 days or 14 days, a two week supply of food and water and nutrition and other things and also a plan in place for family," Dr. Howie Klemner, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Queen's Medical Center said. 

In the event of a disaster, the Queen's Medical Center would be assisted by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii and the Military.

All three train together and have emergency protocols in place.